Coercion As Cure: A Critical History of Psychiatry

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Transaction Publishers, 2009 - Broj stranica: 278
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Understanding the history of psychiatry requires an accurate view of its function and purpose. In this provocative new study of this nominal medical specialty, Szasz challenges conventional beliefs about psychiatry. He asserts that, in fact, psychiatrists are not concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of bonafide illnesses. He contends that the truth about psychiatry, its self-evident ends, and the means used to achieve them is socially unacceptable. Psychiatric tradition, social expectation, and the law make it clear that coercion is the profession's determining characteristi
 

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Force and Freedom
1
Therapeutic Imprisonment
15
Terror Therapy
63
Renaming Coercion
83
Requiescant in Pace
103
And Other Electrical
117
Cerebral Spaying
151
Psychiatric Drugs
173
Psychedelic Drugs
209
PsychiatryA House United
223
Notes
229
Bibliography
259
Acknowledgments
269
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Thomas Szasz is professor of psychiatry emeritus at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, Washington, D.C. He is the author of ""My Madness Saved Me"": The Marriage and Madness of Virginia Woolf, A Lexicon of Lunacy, Liberation by Oppression, Words to the Wise, and Faith in Freedom, all available from Transaction.

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