Psychiatric Rights (Rites?): A Treatise on Involuntary Mental Hospitalization and Thomas Szasz

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iUniverse, Feb 25, 2004 - Philosophy - 82 pages
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Involuntary mental hospitalization is a political act, based on the misguided need of the state to control its "undesirable" or "deviant" citizens. It has no place in a free society, as it is a violation of the fundamental rights to personal freedom and individual liberty. It is the purpose of this book to present arguments in favor of personal freedom and to rekindle a dialogue over an often too easily accepted set of practices. If this work causes you to raise issues and objections or creates an emotional reaction, it has served its purpose.
 

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Contents

Introduction
The Adversarial Position of the Mentally
in Society 5 IntegrationofTheories andIssues 6 Responsibilityofthe Community atLarge
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