Schizophrenia: The Sacred Symbol of Psychiatry

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Syracuse University Press, Apr 1, 1988 - Medical - 256 pages
First published in 1976, Schizophrenia: The Sacred Symbol of Psychiatry examines the concept of schizophrenia and the origins of its classification as a disease. Szasz convincing argues that rather than a medical diagnosis, the word schizophrenia is a symbol employed by psychiatrists as a means of control.


Chapter 2
Psychiatric Syndrome
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About the author (1988)

Thomas Szasz is the author of over four hundred articles and nineteen books; among the most recent are The Therapeutic State: Psychiatry in the Mirror of Current Events and Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences. He was both a practicing psychiatrist and a professor of psychiatry at the Health Science Center, State University of New York, in Syracuse.

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