starvation treatment

starvation treatment

An obsolete regimen for mild diabetes mellitus consisting of prolonged fasting interspersed with periods of restricted diet, coupled with measurement of glucose levels in the urine and blood, which allows subsequent dietary “titration”.
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It is some form of schizophrenia that KGB psychiatrists diagnose in dissidents, and, where Western psychiatrists seek funds to discover the genetic cause of this ghastly disease, their Soviet colleagues gleefully report 'the 65 percent improvement rate' produced by starvation treatment.