pages – revised edition -How can an evangelist convert a hardboiled sophisticate? Why does a POW sign a confession that he knows. Sargant, William Walters. Battle for the mind: a physiology of conversion and brain-washing / by William Sargant: with a preface by Charles Swencionis. p. cm. in Battle for the. Mind. William Sargant, a leading. physician in psychological medicine, spells out and illustrates. the basic technique used. psychiatrists,. by.
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Whilst there he did some experiments on over-breathing and developed a theory that the difference between normal and neurotic people is that the latter have lost their suggestibility. Malor Books July 3, Language: Description How can an evangelist convert a hardboiled sophisticate?
After his recovery, Sargant worked as a locum at Hanwell Hospitaland then for a while helped his brother-in-law at his Nottingham general practice, before deciding on a career in psychiatry.
Anyone who wants to know more about how trauma and stress affects the brain should definitely willim this book out.
Combining sleep with ECT avoids this Jackie rated it really liked it Jul 04, This is a good read on the “Art and Craft” of Brainwashing with a great deal of History thrown in to complete a rather complex picture.
Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Perhaps, even earlier, Jesus Christ might simply have returned to his carpentry following the use of modern [psychiatric] treatments. Although remembered as a major force in British psychiatry in the post-war years, his enthusiasm for discredited treatments such as insulin shock therapy and deep sleep treatment, his hatred for any form of psychotherapy, and his reliance on dogma rather than clinical evidence have left him as a controversial mmind whose work is seldom cited in modern psychiatric texts.
The author hopes that by giving people this information they will better be able to identify situations where they are being exploited. His father lost most of his money in the depression in the late sarrgant and the scholarship allowed Sargant to continue his medical ror.
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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Awesome introduction in to a very important field of science. It has made me more watchful as to what and whom I will allow into my personal space. She was given electroconvulsive therapy and large doses of the anti-psychotic drug Largactil and insulin.
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I recommend this read. Although remembered as a major force in British psychiatry in the post-war years, his enthusiasm for discredited treatments such as insulin shock therapy and deep sleep treatment, his distaste for all forms of psychotherapy and his reliance on dogma rather than clinical evidence  have confirmed his reputation as a controversial figure wioliam work is seldom cited in modern psychiatric texts.
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The available methods, which Sargant also referred to as “modern” and “active” treatments, were drugs in large doses antidepressants, amphetamines, barbiturates, tranquillisers, neurolepticselectroconvulsive therapy, insulin coma therapy, continuous narcosis and leucotomy.
I wish the book was written in a better style for conveying the message. In the book he refers extensively to religious phenomena and in particular Christian Methodismemphasising the apparent need for those who would change people’s minds to first excite them, as did the founder of Methodism, John Wesley. I consider this work about the four basic temperaments first outlined by Hippocrates and later studied by Pavlov in his dogs to be senior in scope to Freud, Jung and the last century of psychobabble.
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Please try again later. These and other compelling questions are discussed in the definitive work by William Sargant, who for many yea How can an evangelist convert a hardboiled sophisticate? sagrant
Visiting Sargant for tue brief consultation every six months, he was given large doses of drugs and had a course of electroconvulsive therapy; he remembered his relief at being told that his depression was caused by chemical and hereditary factors and could not be resisted by an effort of personal will. I am interested in Brainwashing and have studied Pavlov.
Battle for the Mind
I found this book much more interesting than “Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: It is a good read, and anyone who is in the business of changing how others think or perceive reality or who is subject to the work of others in this field–politicians, advertisers Explore the Home Gift Guide. To ask other readers questions about Battle for the Mindplease sign up. Trivia About Battle for the Mind.
Kevin rated it liked it May 15, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. One man who consulted Sargant at his Harley Street private practice for depression in the s later recalled “Will” with affection and respect. The Formation of Men’s Attitudes. Read more Read less. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.