Psychology

The Myth of Mental Illness Revised Edition

Author: Thomas S. Szasz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 297

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Offers historical and epistemological analyses concerning the social definition of mental illness and condemns psychiatry for intervening in and passing judgment on normal human behavioral processes
Psychology

The Myth of Mental Illness

Author: Thomas S. Szasz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 435

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 aspects of modern life.
Medical

Psychiatry

Author: Thomas Stephen Szasz

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 148

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A leading authority on the study of psychiatry, mental illness, and its treatment portrays of the integral role of deception in the history, diagnosis, and practice of psychiatry.
Philosophy

The Meaning of Mind

Author: Thomas Stephen Szasz

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

View: 512

In this brilliantly original and highly accessible work, Thomas Szasz demonstrates the futility of analyzing the mind as a collection of brain functions.This is Szasz's most ambitious work to date. In his best-selling book, The Myth of Mental Illness, he took psychiatry to task for misconstruing human conflict and coping as mental illness. In Our Right to Drugs, he exposed the irrationality and political opportunism that fuels the Drug War. In The Meaning of Mind, he warns that we misconstrue the dialogue within as a problem of consciousness and neuroscience, and do so at our own peril.
Medical

Insanity

Author: Thomas Stephen Szasz

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 414

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The idea of insanity pervades every aspect of our daily lives. Thomas Szasz contends that the term actually functions as a euphemism for problems in living, as an excuse for crime and misbehaviour, as a stigma for invalidating adversaries - and, generally, as a metaphor and legal fiction.
Medical

Fatal Freedom

Author: Thomas Stephen Szasz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 177

View: 906

This eloquent defense of every individual's right to choose a voluntary death will contribute greatly to the debates of some of the most significant ethical issues facing our society: the right to suicide, physician-assisted suicide, psychiatric intervention for suicidal patients, and euthanasia.