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The Resource Antipsychiatry : quackery squared, Thomas Szasz

Antipsychiatry : quackery squared, Thomas Szasz

Label
Antipsychiatry : quackery squared
Title
Antipsychiatry
Title remainder
quackery squared
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Szasz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"More than fifty years ago, Thomas Szasz showed that the concept of mental illness - a disease of the mind - is an oxymoron, a metaphor, a myth. Disease, in the medical sense, affects only the body. He also demonstrated that civil commitment and the insanity defense, the paradigmatic practices of psychiatry, are incompatible with the political values of personal responsibility and individual liberty. The psychiatric establishment's rejection of Szasz's critique posed no danger to his work: its defense of coercions and excuses as "therapy" supported his argument regarding the metaphorical nature of mental illness and the transparent immorality of brutal psychiatric control masquerading as humane medical care." "In the late 1960s, the launching of the so-called antipsychiatry movement vitiated Szasz's effort to present a precisely formulated conceptual and political critique of the medical identity of psychiatry. Led by the Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing, the antipsychiatrists used the term to attract attention to themselves and to deflect attention from what they did, which included coercions and excuses based on psychiatric principles and power." "For this reason, Szasz rejected, and continues to reject, psychiatry and antipsychiatry with equal vigor. Subsuming his work under the rubric of antipsychiatry betrays and negates it just as surely and effectively as subsuming it under the rubric of psychiatry. In Antipsychiatry: Quackery Squared, Szasz argues that his writings belong to neither psychiatry nor antipsychiatry, They stem from conceptual analysis, social-political criticism, and common sense."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Szasz, Thomas
Dewey number
616.89
Index
index present
LC call number
RC437.5
LC item number
.S885 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 K-671
  • WM 62
NLM item number
S996a 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antipsychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Coercion
  • Philosophy, Medical
  • Psychotherapy
  • Quackery
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Antipsychiatry
  • Antipsychiatrie
  • Psychische Störung
  • Krankheitsbegriff
  • Selbstverantwortung
  • Antipsychiatrie
  • Kwakzalverij
  • Psychische stoornissen
Label
Antipsychiatry : quackery squared, Thomas Szasz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Antipsychiatrie : querulantenwahnsinn -- Antipsychiatry : alternative psychiatry -- The doctor of irresponsibility -- The trickster and the tricked -- Antipsychiatry and anti-art -- Antipsychiatry abroad
Control code
759158738
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815651314
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1hzbd8z
  • 0291a66f-c265-44bd-926a-bd52b978489e
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759158738
Label
Antipsychiatry : quackery squared, Thomas Szasz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Antipsychiatrie : querulantenwahnsinn -- Antipsychiatry : alternative psychiatry -- The doctor of irresponsibility -- The trickster and the tricked -- Antipsychiatry and anti-art -- Antipsychiatry abroad
Control code
759158738
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815651314
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1hzbd8z
  • 0291a66f-c265-44bd-926a-bd52b978489e
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759158738

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