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

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

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

Author: R. D. Laing

Format: Paperback | 368 pages

Publication Date: 01 Mar 2010

ISBN-13: 9780061771224

Thomas Szasz's classic book revolutionised thinking throughout the world about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices. By diagnosing behaviour problems as 'mental illness', psychiatry, Szasz argues, absolves the individual of responsibility for his actions, placing blame instead on the illness. In "The Myth of Mental Illness", he attacks Freudian psychology as a dangerous pseudo-science and critiques the overreach of psychology into all aspects of modern life.