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Coercion as Cure: A Critical History of Psychiatry

Thomas Szasz - Social Science - 2011 - 293 pages
Understanding the history of psychiatry requires an accurate view of its function and purpose. In this provocative new study, Szasz challenges conventional beliefs about ...
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The Medicalization of Everyday Life: Selected Essays

Thomas Szasz - Medical - 2007 - 202 pages
Defining medicalization as the perception of nonmedical conditions as medical problems and nondiseases as diseases, Thomas Szasz has devoted much of his career to exposing the ...
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Words to the Wise: A Medical-Philosophical Dictionary

Thomas Szasz - Philosophy - 2017 - 258 pages
"The human mind abhors the absence of explanation, but full understanding is never possible. Human understanding is likely to be incomplete at best and, more often, utterly ...
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Liberation by Oppression: A Comparative Study of Slavery and Psychiatry

Thomas Szasz - Political Science - 2003 - 237 pages
"The book is readable and challenging; readers will never see psychiatry in the same way again." -- Choice Reviews Originally called mad-doctoring, psychiatry began in the ...
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Our Right to Drugs: The Case for a Free Market

Thomas Szasz - Medical - 1996 - 199 pages
Readers will be surprised and enlightened after reading Thomas Szasz's passionate arguments for the legalization of drugs. Rather than dwelling on the familiar impracticality ...
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Pain and Pleasure: A Study of Bodily Feelings

Thomas Szasz - Psychology - 1988 - 303 pages
In this work Dr. Szasz dispels popular and scientific confusion about what pain and pleasing actually are. Demonstrating the doubtful value of such distinctions as 'real' and ...
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The Ethics of Psychoanalysis: The Theory and Method of Autonomous Psychotherapy

Thomas Szasz - Psychology - 1988 - 226 pages
In this book, I propose to describe psychotherapy as a social action, not as healing. So conceived, psychoanalytic treatment is characterized by its aim--to increase the ...
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