Soviet psychiatric drug for dissidents given to US patients

Soviet psychiatric drug for dissidents given to US patients

by Jon Rappoport

February 1, 2014

It’s called Haldol. The generic name is haloperidol.

It’s classified as an “anti-psychotic.”

You’ll read that Haldol is being phased out in the US, but “PM: The Essential Resource for Pharma Marketers” reports that Haldol accounts for 5% of anti-psychotic prescriptions handed out between 2010 and 2011.

That’s 2.7 million prescriptions for Haldol. In one year, in the US.

The major and frequent adverse effects of the drug? Akathisia (the irresistible and painful impulse to keep moving, the inability to sit still), dystonia (severe muscle contractions that twist the body grotesquely), and Parkinsonism.

In short, torture.

All three of these effects can indicate motor brain damage.

Here is a quote from a article, “Haloperidol—What Is Haloperidol?”:

There are multiple reports from Soviet dissidents, including medical staff, on the use of haloperidol in the Soviet Union for punitive purposes or simply to break the prisoners’ will. Notable dissidents that were administered haloperidol as part of their court ordered treatment were Sergei Kovalev and Leonid Plyushch.”

From the same article, there is this blockbuster statement:

Haloperidol has been used for its sedating effects during the deportations of aliens by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). During 2002-2008, federal immigration personnel used haloperidol to sedate 356 deportees. By 2008, follow[ing] court challenges over the practice, haloperidol was given to only 3 detainees. Following lawsuits, U.S. officials changed the procedure so that it is done only by the recommendation of medical personnel and under court order.”

The Matrix Revealed

In his landmark book, Toxic Psychiatry, Dr. Peter Breggin quotes Leonid Plyushch, a scientist and political dissenter in the USSR, who escaped to the US: “[In a Soviet prison, after dosing with a small amount of Haldol] I was horrified to see how I deteriorated intellectually, morally and emotionally from day to day. My interest in political problems quickly disappeared, then my interest in scientific problems, and then my interest in my wife and children.”

In the 1960s and 70s, Haldol was given to “angry black men” in America, after laying on the justification that they were suffering from schizophrenia.

Here is a quote from the 2012 edition of Virtual Mentor, the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics. It concerns a pharmaceutical ad that ran in the May 1974 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry:

…in the ad, an angry African American man shakes his fist menacingly…the text above the image…’Assaultive and belligerent?’ ‘Cooperation often begins with Haldol.’”

Yes it does. Cooperation begins with the the torture delivered by Haldol.

Warning! Do not try to withdraw from Haldol or any psychiatric drug without proper guidance. The effects of the withdrawal can be more dangerous than the drug’s effects. See, for example, the work of Dr. Peter Breggin and his advice on withdrawal, at

“…in the disputes between the East and West concerning the Russian opponents of the Soviet regime… [m]any dissidents went to lunatic asylums and were treated as mentally sick. Western doctors and the press accused Soviet doctors of being blind instruments of the regime and of having broken the solemn oath of their calling. The Russian doctors thought the West had gone mad in reproaching their behavior. For them, anyone who opposed such an efficient police power must be mentally disturbed. In their view, only those who had what Seneca called Libido morienti (the death wish) would dare to provoke the State. The Russian doctors were convinced that they were undertaking a humanitarian mission by placing the opponents of the regime in asylums and thereby reducing their aggression–the only hope for their survival. To reduce the outstanding to mediocrity was always a medical and human duty in a state where mediocrity had the better chance of survival.”“Man: The Fallen Ape” by Branko Bokun

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

17 comments on “Soviet psychiatric drug for dissidents given to US patients

  1. dmpeters60077 says:

    It makes anyone_I say..ANYONE..a walking Zombie_psychopath ?? How do I know ? I JUST DO

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  3. Justin Dynda says:

    I was forced onto this drug by the state of virginia. it destroyed my brain

  4. Michael says:

    5%!…and 5% take Parnate, and 5% take Paxil, and 5% take Remeron, and 5% take Prozac and 5% take Zoloft etc,etc, it sat tur rah.
    So that is why they have closed the many asylums and kicked the inmates out into the street, to be homeless and outcasts.
    Bastards…the street has become the asylum, we are all living in it, except those whom they consider extremely dangerous… we are all inmates to varying degrees.

    Ask yourself “Why is the system so hung-up on single molecule medications it doles out, rather than an synergistic approach like organic unprocessed food, pure Ph’d water, organics herbs, exercise, meditation, spiritual exercise.


    “Nature in darkness groans
    And men are bound to sullen contemplation in the night:
    Restless they turn on beds of sorrow; in their inmost brain
    Feeling the crushing wheels, they rise, they write the bitter words
    Of stern philosophy & knead the bread of knowledge with tears & groans”

    – My buddy Mr Blake

  5. wfdunlap says:

    Reblogged this on Seed Consciousness.

  6. Roger Fuller says:

                                      February 6, 2014 Dear Jon Rappoport:      Leonid Plyushch is the same Soviet dissident I read about in the Associated Press article in the San Francisco Chronicle back in 1977. The article also mentioned a second Soviet torture drug called Triftazine, which was a complete mystery to me until they mentioned its American name,  Stelazine which is notorious among USA prisoners as the ” lean pill “, because it produces torticollis or wryneck, another powerful, extrapyramidal reaction. Stelazine is a piperazine phenothiazine, the most powerful of the 5 phenothiazine subgroups and contains the dangerous trifluoromethyl group at the # 10 position in the phenothiazine 3 ring molecule; in the same spot where the chlorine atom was in Thorazine ( see structural formulas ) . The trifluoromethyl group can break off the Stelazine molecule to become a highly toxic, dangerous free radical in the victim’s body. That’s what makes this subgroup of pheonthiazines the most dangerous and toxic of them all.: Stelazine, Compazine, Trilafon, and Prolixin. I was shocked too when I learned this in my 1976 research when reading the PDR, Merck Manual, and Remington’s Pharmaceutical Sciences. I knew from high school chemistry that Fluorine is the most toxic, active, and corrosive non-metallic element on the Periodic Chart of the Elements. And the general formula of all nerve gases is that they are : alkylFLUOROphosphates ! I realized that the  ” mental health system ” uses some of the most dangerous poisons on earth on its victims.      The article mentioned a third torture drug : sulfur injections , but since sulfur is a relatively harmless element but there are many thousands of sulfur compounds, some highly toxic, I didn’t know which one they were talking about, so I dropped that issue. I just wanted to pass this information along.                                   yours truly,                                   Roger Fuller

    • Jerry Gerard says:

      Dear Roger, Stelazine, with Parnate, I swallowed, and. Paid the price: mental agony.Then there was Haldol, then Chlorpromazine; and…Stematil, and then, I had myelograpby performed that entailed the injecting into my spinal canal, of the contrast medium known, now, as Pantopaque. Today, I AM known as…..? The Crazy Chameleon. ( thank you for writing as you have.).

    • Jerry Gerard says:

      I forgot to mention, the Pantopaque contrast medium, mentioned, as used in myelograpby (76)…negligently entered my brain, andlocated in the left posterior fossa, and caused arachnoiditis, plus Dx: manic depression. I am almost 80, and. Escape from my living hell…

  7. Serge Pachabut says:

    I was i Canada, negotiating o the asylum case when started to hear a commanding voice in Russian language. When asked for help, I was advised sleeping pills, that are similar to clozapie – do not remember their name now. When returned home and asked for help, i psychiatric clinic I was given Haldol ( triftazine). This is painful. “It squirls and srues a mouth and in bigger quantities a whole body”.

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