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Deprogramming, Brainwashing and the Medicalization of Deviant Religious Groups
Thomas Robbins and Dick Anthony
Vol. 29, No. 3 (Feb., 1982), pp. 283-297
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/800160
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Critics claim the brainwashing techniques cults use to win converts have pathological consequences. Deprogramming has restored numerous converts to a state accepted by parents and therapists as normal. The medicalization of the cult phenomena, and its conceptualization as a mental health problem, has expanded the jurisdiction of the medical profession into the areas of religion and social movements.
Social Problems © 1982 Oxford University Press