‘I’m Not Normal Anymore’: CIA’s Torture Tactics Have Left Lasting Mental Health Scars
Detainees who were subjected to torture at Guantánamo Bay are now dealing with persistent mental health problems, according to previously undisclosed medical records, government documents and interviews with former prisoners and military and civilian doctors.
The New York Times:
How U.S. Torture Left A Legacy Of Damaged Minds
Before the United States permitted a terrifying way of interrogating prisoners, government lawyers and intelligence officials assured themselves of one crucial outcome. They knew that the methods inflicted on terrorism suspects would be painful, shocking and far beyond what the country had ever accepted. But none of it, they concluded, would cause long lasting psychological harm. Fifteen years later, it is clear they were wrong. (Apuzzo, Fink and Risen, 10/09)