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Author: Thomas Stephen Szasz
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Title: Ideology and insanity: Essays on the psychiatric dehumanization of man (Open forum)
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Category: Psychology and Counseling
Publisher: M. Boyars (1983)
Pages: 264

Ideology and insanity: Essays on the psychiatric dehumanization of man (Open forum) by Thomas Stephen Szasz



Thomas Szasz (born 1920) is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center. He is a well-known critic of psychiatry, of the social role of medicine in modern society, and is a social libertarian. Szasz states in the Preface to this 1970 book, "This book is a collection of essays, all but one of which have appeared previously. While none of the pieces is reprinted verbatim, most of them appear here with only minor changes. Here are some representative quotations from the book

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essays on the psychiatric dehumanization of man. by Thomas Stephen Szasz. Published 1983 by M. Boyars in London, New York. Mental illness, Psychiatry, Political prisoners, Antipsychiatry, Protected DAISY, In library. 264 p. ; Number of pages. Prefer the physical book? Check nearby libraries with: WorldCat.

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Ideology and Insanity book. This volume contains the earliest essays, going back more than 30 years, in which the author staked out his position on 'the nature, scope, methods & values of psychiatry.

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Thomas Szasz (born 1920) is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center. He is a well-known critic of psychiatry, of the social role of medicine in modern society, and is a social libertarian.

Szasz states in the Preface to this 1970 book, "This book is a collection of essays, all but one of which have appeared previously. While none of the pieces is reprinted verbatim, most of them appear here with only minor changes."

Here are some representative quotations from the book:

"In short, then, whereas the so-called madman is one who characteristically COMMITS himself, the psychiatrist is one who characteristically remains UNCOMMITTED. Then, claiming a false neutrality toward the issues at hand, he EXCLUDES the madman and his troublesome claims from society."
"Can anyone really believe that a psychotherapist's ideas on religion, politics, and related issues play no role in his practical work? ... This fact should occasion no greater surprise than that practicing Catholics rarely frequent birth-control clinics, or that Christian Scientists rarely consult psychoanalysts."
"My aim ... is to suggest that the phenomena now called mental illnesses ... be removed from the category of illnesses, and that they be regarded as the expressions of man's struggle with the problem of how he should live."
"I do not believe in 'helping' patients by 'pleading insanity' for them."
"It is significant, moreover, that there is hardly a prominent person who, during the last fifty years of so, has not been diagnosed by a psychiatrist as suffering from some type of 'mental illness.'"
"Thus has Freud's subversive psychotherapy been domesticated in America: an instrument for liberating man has been transformed into yet another technique for pacifying him."
"Psychiatry has not decided whether it ought to study and treat pathological conditions, social performances, or both."
"Because of the uses and abuses of psychiatric diagnoses, one might conclude that they are meaningless. This is not so. There ARE certain differences in the way human beings are 'put together.'"