Solitary confinement 001261
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Am J Psychiatry. 1983 Nov;140(11):1450-4. Psychopathological effects of solitaryconfinement. - Grassian S.
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 solitary confinement and asserts that these symptoms form a major, clinically distinguishable psychiatric syndrome.
The source of the experiencePubMed
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
OverloadsFury, overwhelming rage and anger
Loneliness and isolation
Suppression of learning