The Resource Psychiatry : the science of lies, Thomas Szasz

Psychiatry : the science of lies, Thomas Szasz

Label
Psychiatry : the science of lies
Title
Psychiatry
Title remainder
the science of lies
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Szasz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than half a century Thomas Szasz has devoted much of his career to a radical critique of psychiatry. His latest work, Psychiatry: The Science of Lies, is a culmination of his life's work: to portray the integral role of deception in the history and practice of psychiatry." "Szasz argues that the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness stands in the same relationship to the diagnosis and treatment of bodily illness that the forgery of a painting does to the original masterpiece. Art historians and the legal system seek to distinguish forgeries from originals. Those concerned with medicine, on the other hand - physicians, patients, politicians, health insurance providers, and legal professionals - take the opposite stance when faced with the challenge of distinguishing everyday problems in living from bodily diseases, systematically authenticating nondiseases as diseases. The boundary between disease and nondisease - genuine and imitation, truth and falsehood - thus becomes arbitrary and uncertain."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
616.89
Index
index present
LC call number
RC437.5
LC item number
.S925 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Psychiatry : the science of lies, Thomas Szasz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-141) and index
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Contents
The invention of psychopathology -- Malingering -- Doctoring -- Inculpating -- Sheltering -- Cheating -- Lying -- The burden of responsibility
Control code
000043568210
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiii, 148 p.
Isbn
9780815609100
Lccn
2008017999
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.b23370695
System control number
  • kg23370695
  • (OCoLC)225870841

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