Perverted Psychiatry? Amer. J. Psychiat. 123: 11, May 1967


Survivors of Nazi concentration camps who subsequently suffered serious psychiatric disorders have been denied compensation because certain psychiatric experts appointed by the German Consulate have refused to acknowledge a connection between the victims’ experiences and later mental illness. The author believes these psychiatrists’ adherence to the theory of constitutional etiology and their general approach make it less likely that they would make compensation recommendations in the victims’ favor.

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