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

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

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1984
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0060911514
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9780060911515
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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" "Bold and often brilliant." "--Science" "It is no exaggeration to state that Szasz's work ...more

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Thomas Stephen Szasz (pronounced /sas/; born April 15, 1920 in Budapest, Hungary) was a psychiatrist and academic. He was Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. He was a prominent figure in the antipsychiatry movement, a well-known social critic of the moral and scientific foundations of psychiatry, and of the social control aims of medicine in modern society, as well as of scientism. He is well known for his books, The ...more