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The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conductby Thomas Szasz
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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
“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.
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.
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