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