Mental health and marxism

Scott Marshall Scott at rednet.org
Sun Jul 2 23:18:21 MDT 1995


Excuse me Chris, but are you on prozac......<deadpan>



>I regard the Soviet Party in the thirties as in the grip of a mass
>hysterical belief in witchcraft, which was treated with scientific
>socialist purges.
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>As for China, Mao's doctor writes "I came to regard neurasthenia as a
>peculiarly communist disease." [Neurasthenia being a diagnostic category
>from the beginning of this century, which includes a spectrum of symptoms
>of what we would call anxiety and depression with physical symptoms
>reported as prominent].
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>I think Mao's doctor was probably right on this.
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>Chris B.
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