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Semyon Gluzman

Semyon Fishelevich Gluzman
Native name Семён Фишелевич Глузман
Born (1946-09-10) September 10, 1946
Kiev,[1] Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
Nationality Ukrainian
Fields Psychiatry
Institutions Ukrainian Psychiatric Association
Alma mater Kiev Medical Institute
Known for his participation in the struggle against political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union
Notable awards distinguished fellowship of the American Psychiatry Association, honorary membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Geneva Prize for Human Rights in Psychiatry

Semyon Fishelevich Gluzman (Ukrainian: Семе́н Фі́шельович Глу́зман, Russian: Семён Фи́шелевич Глу́зман; born 10 September 1946, Kiev) is a Ukrainian psychiatrist[2] and human rights activist.[3]

He is also the president[4] and founder of the Ukrainian Psychiatric Association,[5] founder of the American-Ukrainian Bureau for Human Rights,[6] director of the International Medical Rehabilitation Center for the Victims of War and Totalitarian Regimes,[7] a member of the Council of Experts under the Ukraine's Ministry of Labor and Social Policy.[8] He also is сo-chairperson of the Babi Yar Committee, ex-dissident and ex-prisoner.[9] He holds M.D. qualification.[10]

In 1968, he graduated from the Kiev Medical Institute.[11]

Semyon Gluzman was the first psychiatrist in the Soviet Union who openly opposed Soviet abuse of psychiatry against dissenters.[12] In 1971, Gluzman wrote a psychiatric report on General Pyotr Grigorenko[13] who spoke against the human rights abuses in the Soviet Union.[14] Gluzman came to the conclusion that Grigorenko was mentally sane and had been taken to mental hospitals for political reasons.[13] In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Gluzman was forced to serve seven years in labor camp and three years in Siberian exile for refusing to diagnose Grigorenko as having the mental illness.[14] On 28 November 1977, Amnesty International added Gluzman to its list of 92 members of the medical profession who were imprisoned for their political beliefs.[15]

In 1991, Gluzman founded the Ukrainian Psychiatric Association (UPA) as an independent mouthpiece and created a commission to address grievances about civil rights violations by mental health administrators.[16]

In recognition of his courage and commitment to ethical psychiatry, Gluzman was given the title of a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatry Association and the title of an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1980.[17]

In 2008, Semyon Gluzman was honored with the Geneva Prize for Human Rights in Psychiatry presented to him at the XIV Congress of the World Psychiatric Association in Prague for exceptional courage and adherence to ideals of humanism, for renunciation of using psychiatry against political dissidents as well as for dissemination of ethical principles during the reform of mental health service in Ukraine.[18]

Gluzman coauthored many research papers covering psychiatry in Ukraine,[19] the health consequences of the Chornobyl accident,[20] their risk perceptions,[21] suicide ideation,[22] heavy alcohol use,[23] nicotine dependence,[24] intimate partner aggression.[25]


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  19. ^ Gluzman & Kostyuchenko 2006; Ougrin, Gluzman & Dratcu 2006; Gluzman et al. 1998; Moiseenko et al. 2012; Gluzman, Golovakha & Panina 1992
  20. ^ Taormina et al. 2008; Litcher et al. 2000; Bromet et al. 2000; Bromet et al. 2002
  21. ^ Adams et al. 2011; Bromet et al. 2011; Bromet et al. 2009; Guey et al. 2008
  22. ^ Bromet et al. 2007; Nock et al. 2008
  23. ^ Webb et al. 2005; Bromet et al. 2005
  24. ^ Webb et al. 2007.
  25. ^ O'Leary et al. 2008.

Gluzman's publications

Books on Soviet psychiatry

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Prose and poetry

Research papers in English without co-authors

Research papers in English with co-authors

Research papers in Russian without co-authors

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Research papers in Russian with co-authors

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Research papers in Ukrainian

Articles, reports, interviews, chapters in books

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