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The Myth of Mental Illness Revised Edition

The Myth of Mental Illness Revised Edition Book
Author : Thomas S. Szasz,Thomas Szasz
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0060911514
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

The Myth of Mental Illness

The Myth of Mental Illness Book
Author : Thomas S. Szasz
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2011-07-12
ISBN : 0062104748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 aspects of modern life.

The Myth of Mental Illness

The Myth of Mental Illness Book
Author : Thomas S. Szasz M.D.
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1961
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Szasz Under Fire

Szasz Under Fire Book
Author : Jeffrey A. Schaler
Publisher : Open Court
Release : 2015-11-05
ISBN : 0812699327
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since he published The Myth of Mental Illness in 1961, professor of psychiatry Thomas Szasz has been the scourge of the psychiatric establishment. In dozens of books and articles, he has argued passionately and knowledgeably against compulsory commitment of the mentally ill, against the war on drugs, against the insanity defense in criminal trials, against the "diseasing" of voluntary humanpractices such as addiction and homosexual behavior, against the drugging of schoolchildren with Ritalin, and for the right to suicide. Most controversial of all has been his denial that "mental illness" is a literal disease, treatable by medical practitioners. In Szasz Under Fire, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other leading experts who disagree with Szasz on specific issues explain the reasons, with no holds barred, and Szasz replies cogently and pungently to each of them. Topics debated include the nature of mental illness, the right to suicide, the insanity defense, the use and abuse of drugs, and the responsibilities of psychiatrists and therapists. These exchanges are preceded by Szasz's autobiography and followed by a bibliography of his works.

Insanity

Insanity Book
Author : Thomas Szasz
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Release : 1997-04-01
ISBN : 9780815604600
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is insanity a myth? Does it exist merely to keep psychiatrists in business? In Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences, Dr. Szasz challenges the way both science and society define insanity; in the process, he helps us better understand this often misunderstood condition. Dr. Szasz presents a carefully crafted account of the insanity concept and shows how it relates to and differs from three closely allied ideas—bodily illness, social deviance, and the sick role.

Defining Mental Disorder

Defining Mental Disorder Book
Author : Luc Faucher,Denis Forest
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021
ISBN : 0262045648
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Grapples with the legacy of Jerome Wakefield, one of the most influential critics of modern psychiatry and the use of the DSM for psychiatric diagnosis"--

Ideology and Insanity

Ideology and Insanity Book
Author : Thomas Szasz
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Release : 1991-04-01
ISBN : 9780815602569
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.'

Fatal Freedom

Fatal Freedom Book
Author : Thomas Stephen Szasz,United States
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780275966461
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Clearinghouse Review

Clearinghouse Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Meaning of Mind

The Meaning of Mind Book
Author : Thomas Szasz
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Release : 2002-08-01
ISBN : 9780815607755
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this brilliantly original and highly accessible work, Thomas Szasz demonstrates the futility of analyzing the mind as a collection of brain functions. Instead of trying to unravel the riddle of a mythical entity called “the mind,” Szasz suggests that our task should be to understand and judge persons always as moral agents responsible for their own actions, not as victims of brain chemistry.

Critical Psychiatry

Critical Psychiatry Book
Author : Ian Cummins
Publisher : Critical Publishing
Release : 2017-09-04
ISBN : 1911106635
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Critical Psychiatry outlines the history of a group of thinkers that has come to be known as the anti-psychiatry movement. Though it has been called a movement, the individual thinkers’ and authors’ ideas were often in conflict but what they share is a critical perspective on psychiatry as a discipline and institutionalised modes of care. The current crisis in mental health services means that it is time to examine once again the key themes of critical psychiatry. The excesses of the 1960s radicalism have meant that these themes - with an emphasis on the individual dignity of all those involved in mental health services - have been lost. These need to be rediscovered as part of a solution to current difficulties but also as the starting point for a new model of service provision. Critical Psychiatry is a history of ideas. It provides a critical evaluation of key thinkers and the application of their work to contemporary mental health service settings.

The Myth of Psychology

The Myth of Psychology Book
Author : Fred Newman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Proceedings of the Annual Eagleville Conference

Proceedings of the Annual Eagleville Conference Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1975
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Behavior Disorders Perspectives and Trends

Behavior Disorders  Perspectives and Trends Book
Author : Ohmer Milton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1969
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pharmacracy

Pharmacracy Book
Author : Thomas Szasz
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780275971960
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Exposes and examines the hidden threats to liberty and the rule of law posed by "pharmacracy"--the emerging alliance of the government and the health-care system.

Coercion as Cure

Coercion as Cure Book
Author : Thomas Szasz
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release : 2011-12-31
ISBN : 1412808952
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 interventions are as different as are sexual relations between consenting adults and the sexual violence we call "rape." But the point is not merely the difference between coerced and consensual psychiatry, but to contrast them. The term "psychiatry" ought to be applied to one or the other, but not both. As long as psychiatrists and society refuse to recognize this, there can be no real psychiatric historiography. The coercive character of psychiatry was more apparent in the past than it is now. Then, insanity was synonymous with unfitness for liberty. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, a new type of psychiatric relationship developed, when people experiencing so-called "nervous symptoms," sought help. This led to a distinction between two kinds of mental diseases: neuroses and psychoses. Persons who complained about their own behavior were classified as neurotic, whereas persons about whose behavior others complained were classified as psychotic. The legal, medical, psychiatric, and social denial of this simple distinction and its far-reaching implications undergirds the house of cards that is modern psychiatry. Coercion as Cure is the most important book by Szasz since his landmark The Myth of Mental Illness.

Contemporary Classics in the Life Sciences Cell biology

Contemporary Classics in the Life Sciences  Cell biology Book
Author : James T. Barrett
Publisher : Isi Press
Release : 1986
ISBN : 9780894950537
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Contemporary Classics in the Life Sciences Cell biology book written by James T. Barrett, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Models of Mental Illness

Models of Mental Illness Book
Author : Thaddeus E. Weckowicz
Publisher : Springfield, Ill., U.S.A. : C.C. Thomas
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Myth of a Psychiatric Crime Wave

The Myth of a Psychiatric Crime Wave Book
Author : Corey J. Vitello,Eric W. Hickey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The media is full of disturbing scenes of deranged, psychotic killers lurking around every corner, waiting to attack when innocent victims least expect. Despite the unrealistic nature of these scenes, the ensuing fear results in very real, often-shortsighted, attempts at protecting the public from the perceived danger that mentally ill persons in our communities represent. The Myth of a Psychiatric Crime Wave provides a practical foundation for studying popular attitudes toward mental illness and the effects these notions have on mental health consumers. Additionally, the text provides a comprehensive analysis of the underlying assumptions about mental illness that, unintentionally or otherwise, influence legal and policy decisions affecting persons with mental illnesses. This book begins with an exploration of the various psychological and legal efforts to define the concept of mental illness. The text then examines the myth of a psychiatric crime wave -- the common belief that mentally ill persons are violent and dangerous and, as such, are managed effectively through criminal justice procedures. The criminal image of persons with mental illness is addressed, then leads the reader to an empirical analysis of mock juror sentencing recommendations for mentally ill defendants. The Myth of a Psychiatric Crime Wave is an effective complementary text for upper-level psychology and criminal justice courses dealing with the treatment of mental health consumers, the management of these individuals, or both. Moreover, this text is suited for sparking critical discourse in graduate-level courses in forensic psychology, criminology, and mental health law. This book is part of the Criminal Justice and Psychology series.