The Myth of Psychotherapy: Mental Healing As Religion, Rhetoric, and Repression (Google eBook)

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Syracuse University Press, 1988 - Psychology - 238 pages
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You almost feel bad for Freud by the time Szasz is done with him. From time to time the author tries to connect dots that I'm not quite sure are connectable, but overall he does a great job in his criticism. Read full review

Contents

Metaphorizing Medical
3
Rhetoric as Remedy
11
Religion as Remedy
25
Metaphorizing Magnetism
43
Repression as Remedy
67
Wilhelm Erb Julius WagnerJauregg and Sigmund
82
Franchising
101
Oedipus from
123
The Jewish Avenger
138
Pastor Without a Pulpit
158
Medicine Religion and Power
179
Contemporary Uses
193
Notes
209
Acknowledgments
227
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Thomas Szasz is professor of psychiatry emeritus at the

Thomas Szasz is professor of psychiatry emeritus at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in SState University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute,yracuse, New York and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, Washington, DC. He is a big figure in the anti-psychitary m Washington, DC. He is a big figure in the anti-psychitary movement, a critic of the moral and scientific foundation of ovement, a critic of the moral and scientific foundation of psychiatry, and a critic of medicine in society in the sociapsychiatry, and a critic of medicine in society in the social control aspect. His numerous works include The Age of Madnl control aspect. His numerous works include The Age of Madness, Ideology and Insanity: Essays on the Psychiatric Dehumaess, Ideology and Insanity: Essays on the Psychiatric Dehumanization of Man, andCoercion as Cure: A Critical History of nization of Man, andCoercion as Cure: A Critical History of Psychiatry. Psychiatry.

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