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Mental Patients / Drugs #241517

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 18, 1975
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(Studio) 6 ex-mental patients testify to Senator Judiciary subcommittee
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Ex-patients describe side effects of drugs used to keep them in line. [Janet GOTKIN - says couldn`t communicate and fell asleep all the time, not knowing it was drugs.] [Wade HUDSON - describes twitching muscles and dry mouth.] [Judy CHAMBERLIN - says took daily naps due to drugs. Considered uncooperative due to naps.] [Director Georgia retardation center Dr. James CLEMENTS - describes unscientific way drugs are prescribed.] [Ex-dir. psychiatry New York City prison system Dr. Edward KAUFMAN - tells how drugging occurred.] Doctors say drug use without therapy inexcusable.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

McLaughlin, Marya;
Mudd, Roger

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