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

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

Format:  Paperback,

329 pages

Edition: Anniversary, Up

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publish Date: Feb 2010

ISBN-13: 9780061771224

ISBN-10: 0061771228

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50th Anniversary Edition With a New Preface and Two Bonus Essays

The most influential critique of psychiatry ever written, Thomas Szasz's classic book revolutionized thinking about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices. By diagnosing unwanted behavior as mental illness, psychiatrists, Szasz argues, absolve individuals of responsibility for their actions and instead blame their alleged illness. He also critiques Freudian psychology as a pseudoscience and warns against the dangerous overreach of psychiatry into all aspects of modern life.

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Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: Feb 2010
ISBN-13: 9780061771224
ISBN-10: 0061771228
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 329
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 8.0 x 0.75

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50th Anniversary Edition With a New Preface and Two Bonus Essays

The most influential critique of psychiatry ever written, Thomas Szasz's classic book revolutionized thinking about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices. By diagnosing unwanted behavior as mental illness, psychiatrists, Szasz argues, absolve individuals of responsibility for their actions and instead blame their alleged illness. He also critiques Freudian psychology as a pseudoscience and warns against the dangerous overreach of psychiatry into all aspects of modern life.

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