The Myth of Mental Illness

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  • Author : Thomas S. Szasz
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • ISBN : 9780061771224
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The Myth of Mental Illness

The Myth of Mental Illness
  • Author : Thomas S. Szasz
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release : 23 February 2010
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50th Anniversary Edition With a New Preface and Two Bonus Essays The most influential critique of psychiatry ever written, Thomas Szasz's classic book revolutionized thinking about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices. By diagnosing unwanted behavior as mental illness, psychiatrists, Szasz argues, absolve individuals of responsibility for their actions and instead blame their alleged illness. He also critiques Freudian psychology as a pseudoscience and warns against the dangerous overreach of psychiatry into all

Thomas Szasz on The Myth of Mental Illness

Thomas Szasz on The Myth of Mental Illness
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  • Release : 23 October 2021
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Psychiatrist and social critic Thomas Szasz unsettled the psychiatric establishment in the 1960's, challenging its foundational notions around normalcy, mental illness and treatment. By watching this pair of riveting interviews, Dr. Szasz will challenge you to explore and question your own cherished beliefs around diagnosis, psychotherapy and freedom; deepening your empathy for even the most challenging clients.

A Lexicon of Lunacy

A Lexicon of Lunacy
  • Author : Thomas Szasz
  • Publisher : Transaction Pub
  • Release : 23 October 2021
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Thomas Szasz is renowned for his critical exploration of the literal language of psychiatry and his rejection of officially sanctioned definitions of mental illness. His work has initiated a continuing debate in the psychiatric community whose essence is often misunderstood. Szasz's critique of the established view of mental illness is rooted in an insistent distinction between disease and behavior. In his view, psychiatrists have misapplied the vocabulary of disease as metaphorical figures to denote a range of deviant behaviors from

Coercion as Cure

Coercion as Cure
  • Author : Thomas Szasz
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release : 31 December 2011
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Understanding the history of psychiatry requires an accurate view of its function and purpose. In this provocative new study, Szasz challenges conventional beliefs about psychiatry. He asserts that, in fact, psychiatrists are not concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of bona fide illnesses. Psychiatric tradition, social expectation, and the law make it clear that coercion is the profession's determining characteristic. Psychiatrists may "diagnose" or "treat" people without their consent or even against their clearly expressed wishes, and these involuntary psychiatric

Antipsychiatry

Antipsychiatry
  • Author : Thomas Szasz
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 08 September 2009
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More than fifty years ago, Thomas Szasz showed that the concept of mental illness—a disease of the mind—is an oxymoron, a metaphor, a myth. Disease, in the medical sense, affects only the body. He also demonstrated that civil commitment and the insanity defense, the paradigmatic practices of psychiatry, are incompatible with the political values of personal responsibility and individual liberty. The psychiatric establishment’s rejection of Szasz’s critique posed no danger to his work: its defense of

Ideology and Insanity

Ideology and Insanity
  • Author : Thomas Szasz
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 01 April 1991
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This volume contains the earliest essays, going back more than thirty years, in which the author staked out his position on 'the nature, scope, methods, and values of psychiatry.'

Thomas S Szasz

Thomas S  Szasz
  • Author : Jeffrey A. Schaler,Henry Zvi Lothane,Richard E. Vatz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 08 September 2017
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As it entered the 1960s, American institutional psychiatry was thriving, with a high percentage of medical students choosing the field. But after Thomas S. Szasz published his masterwork in 1961, The Myth of Mental Illness, the psychiatric world was thrown into chaos. Szasz enlightened the world about what he called the “myth of mental illness.” His point was not that no one is mentally ill, or that people labeled as mentally ill do not exist. Instead he believed that diagnosing people