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- DescriptionChallenges conventional beliefs about psychiatry. The author asserts that, in fact, psychiatrists are not concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of bona fide illnesses. Psychiatric tradition, social expectation, and the law make it clear that coercion is the profession's determining characteristic.
- Author BiographyThomas Szasz is professor of psychiatry emeritus at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, Washington, D.C. He is the author of My Madness Saved Me : The Marriage and Madness of Virginia Woolf, A Lexicon of Lunacy, Liberation by Oppression, Words to the Wise, and Faith in Freedom, all available from Transaction.
- Author(s)Thomas Szasz
- PublisherTransaction Publishers
- Date of Publication15/08/2009
- GenrePsychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
- Place of PublicationSomerset, NJ
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTransaction Publishers
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight400 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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