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Psychiatric Ethical Position on Role of Psychiatrists in the Interrogation and Torture of Prisoners

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11 Jul 2015

The ethical position of the American Psychiatric ( APA) Association and the code of ethics for psychiatrists about torture came to prominence about 10 years ago when I was Speaker of the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association. At this time the Assembly endorsed the position of the Board of Trustees of the APA about this issue. Recently this topic has surfaced again as described in the article below in the the APA News . I would suggest that this article should be read  and then for further clarification I would like to present a video interview that I had  in 2009   with the late Dr. Abraham Halpern. Dr. Halpern was a prominent American psychiatrist who was leading spokesperson  on number of ethical issues.

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And now please view the interview that I did with Dr. Halpern on this subject in October 2009.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oULhHzC8E_8

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