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The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct

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Publisher Comments:

A classic work that has revolutionized thinking throughout the Western world about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices. "Bold and often brilliant."--Science

Synopsis:

“The landmark book that argued that psychiatry consistently expands its definition of mental illness to impose its authority over moral and cultural conflict.” — New York Times

“Controversial and influential . . . an iconoclastic work.” — Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times Book Review

A 50th Anniversary Edition of Thomas Szaszs famous, influential critique of the field of psychiatry, with a new preface on the age of Prozac, Ritalin, and the rise of designer drugs.

Description:

Bibliography: p. 281-289.

About the Author

Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the State University of New York in Syracuse, where he has taught since 1956.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060911515
Author:
Szasz, Thomas
Publisher:
HarpPeren
Author:
by Thomas S. Szasz
Author:
Szasz, Thomas Stephen
Author:
Szasz, Thomas S.
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Psychiatry
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Hysteria
Subject:
Research -- Methodology.
Subject:
Methodology x
Subject:
Movements - Behaviorism
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychiatry -- Philosophy.
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
t. 501
Publication Date:
19841010
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.02x5.34x.77 in. .53 lbs.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » History and Politics

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Product details 320 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060911515 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , “The landmark book that argued that psychiatry consistently expands its definition of mental illness to impose its authority over moral and cultural conflict.” — New York Times

“Controversial and influential . . . an iconoclastic work.” — Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times Book Review

A 50th Anniversary Edition of Thomas Szaszs famous, influential critique of the field of psychiatry, with a new preface on the age of Prozac, Ritalin, and the rise of designer drugs.

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