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

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Harper & Row, 1974 - Hysteria - 297 pages
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The author believes that what is nowadays accepted as mental illness is whatever psychiatrists say it is - and that psychiatry has, with increasing zeal, defined more and more kinds of behavior as mental illness. What is termed mental illness is in fact behavior disapproved of by the speaker.

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User Review  - nandadevi - LibraryThing

Szasz, a psychiatrist and academic of considerable reputation, here argues that much of what passes as mental illness and its treatment is a fraud perpetrated on the public. His thesis is that people ... Read full review

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User Review  - RoyHartCentre - LibraryThing

Still brilliant after all these years, and underappreciated in the world of psychoanalysis. His work is influenced by Karl Popper and not Ludwig Witgenstein. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
GROWTH AND STRUCTURE OF THE MYTH
17
Illness and Counterfeit Illness
32
Copyright

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