William Walters Sargant (24 April – 27 August ) was a British psychiatrist who is . Battle for the Mind, published in , was one of the first books on the psychology of brainwashing. While this book is often referred to as a work on. 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. Battle for the Mind. A Physiology of Conversion and Brain-Washing. by William Sargant. Baltimore, Maryland and Hammondsworth, England: Penguin Books.

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His ambition to be a physician was thwarted b William Walters Sargant was a controversial British psychiatrist who is remembered for the evangelical zeal with which he promoted treatments such as psychosurgery, deep sleep treatment, electroconvulsive therapy and insulin shock therapy.

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The couple remained childless. The purpose of the book is to explain thf biological processes that change your mind. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If you think Pavlov’s experiments were only about dog salivating on a bell sound, then this book will help you get up to speed with Transmarginal inhibition, paradoxical and ultra-paradoxical states.

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William Sargant

So if you know what it takes to erase someones personality Chad rated it liked it May 12, Sargant connected Pavlov’s findings to the ways people learned and internalised belief systems.

D’Arcy rated it liked it Oct 17, In he was appointed director of the department of psychological medicine at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, and remained there until and after his retirement inalso treating patients at mund hospitals, building up a lucrative private practice in Harley Street, and working as a media psychiatrist.

He wrote in his standard textbook An introduction to physical methods of treatment in psychiatry: In he was appointed director of the department of psychological medicine at St Thomas’ HospitalLondon, and remained there until and after his retirement inalso treating patients at other hospitals, building up a lucrative private practice in Harley Streetand working as a media psychiatrist.

Sargant was sent, along with H. Kevin rated it liked it May ths, During sleep treatment we also give them ECT and anti-depressant drugs”.

Dave Getzinger rated it really liked it Jun 21, She was given electroconvulsive therapy and large doses of the anti-psychotic drug Largactil and insulin. Jackie rated it really liked it Jul 04, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In his work he sets out to show how purely physiological mechanisms can have a dominating role in beliefs that eclipse reason and emotion and whats more how these mechanisms can be used and abused as well as how they can be resisted.

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After 3 or 4 treatments they may ask for ECT to be discontinued because of an increasing dread of further treatments.

Retrieved from ” bbattle 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. Kevan Bowkett rated it really liked it Dec 22, Sep 08, Joanne St.

William Sargant worked with British war veterans who returned from the worst fronts of world war 2 and had been mentally and emotionally reduced to blank slates. His father was a City broker, his mother, Alice Walters, was the daughter of a Methodist minister from a family of wealthy Welsh brewers.

William Sargant, Battle for the Mind

Battle for the Mind. Bailey and Sargant were in close contact and apparently competed to see which of them could keep a patient in the deepest coma. Paperbackpages. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions