Psychopathological effects of solitary confinement.

  title={Psychopathological effects of solitary confinement.},
  author={S. Grassian},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={140 11},
  • S. Grassian
  • Published 1983
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of psychiatry
  • Psychopathological reactions to solitary confinement were extensively described by nineteenth-century German clinicians. In the United States there have been several legal challenges to the use of solitary confinement, based on allegations that it may have serious psychiatric consequences. The recent medical literature on this subject has been scarce. The author describes psychiatric symptoms that appeared in 14 inmates exposed to periods of increased social isolation and sensory restriction in… CONTINUE READING

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