Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Back in the USSR

Moscow, USSR, Dateline 1976: "In the Brezhnev era a new disease was described: 'sluggish' or 'creeping' schizophrenia, the only symptom of which was the expression of politically unacceptable views. [Soviet] Dissidents were treated with massive doses of psychoactive drugs, which produced agonising side effects."

Washington D.C., USRR, Dateline 2007: In the Bush II era a new psychiatric disease was described: not wanting to be deported, which required massive sedation with the powerful psychoactive drug Haldol.

Welcome to Soviet America, citizen!

-- Badtux the Psychiatric Penguin

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