'White Room Torture' A Sensory Denial Method which Obliterates All Sense of Realism


  • Dipankar Maiti
  • Victoria Sarvand




Sensory Deprivation, Epidemic, Hopelessness, Vertigo, Logical Reasoning, Migraines, Hallucination


White torture is a form of psychological torment that is generally allied with use in the middle east. The victim is garbed
in white clothing and sealed in a room where each and everything including the floor, walls, ceiling, and all furniture and
fixtures are painted white in colour. White walls, white bed, white floor, white clothing, white light - everything shall be
must in white. On top of that, these people will also be privileged a very quiet and impenetrable or soundproof room. The
victim is assisted only white food on a white plate (for example white rice) and given only white brews (such as milk) in
a white cup. They are kept in this state for days to even weeks. Though it sounds inoffensive it has been stated that by
grudging the brain of access to colour the victims of this agony quickly can be driven to the brink of madness. The victim
often commences to suffer both visual and auditory hallucinations. If the suffering lasts long enough, they can become
disjointed and even attempt to impairment themselves. But why is it so punitive that some people turn out to be miserable
after doing the sentence. In this punishment, the offender will be losing the controlling power on sense organs once days,
months and years passed. At last, the victim will become mentally unstable or will loss the memory especially.

Author Biographies

Dipankar Maiti

Nursing Tutor, Sushrutha College of Nursing, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India

Victoria Sarvand

Professor & HOD, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing, Adichunchanagiri College of Nursing,
Adichunchanagiri University, B.G. Nagara, Mandya, Karnataka, India




How to Cite

Dipankar Maiti, & Victoria Sarvand. (2022). ’White Room Torture’ A Sensory Denial Method which Obliterates All Sense of Realism. International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, 9(1), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpn.v9i1.18824