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Thomas Szasz

Thomas Szasz is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. His books include Law, Liberty, and Psychiatry, The Manufacture of Madness, Ideology and Insanity, Ceremonial Chemistry, The Myth of Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, and The Medicalization of Everyday Life.

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Psychiatric Justice

Psychiatric Justice

by Thomas Szasz

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Coercion as Cure: A Critical History of Psychiatry

Coercion as Cure: A Critical History of Psychiatry

by Thomas Szasz

  • Hardback £28.99

Understanding the history of psychiatry requires an accurate view of its function and purpose. In this provocative new study of this nominal medical specialty, Szasz challenges conventional beliefs... (more)

Ceremonial Chemistry: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts and Pushers

Ceremonial Chemistry: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts and Pushers

by Thomas Szasz

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In this polemical response to the controversy about drug use and drug criminalization, Thomas Szasz suggests that governments have overstepped their bounds in labelling and prohibiting certain drugs... (more)

Antipsychiatry: Quackery Squared

Antipsychiatry: Quackery Squared

by Thomas Szasz

  • Hardback £22.50

More than fifty years ago, Thomas Szasz showed that the concept of mental illness - a disease of the mind - is an oxymoron, a metaphor, a myth. Disease, in the medical sense, affects only the body.... (more)

Suicide Prohibition: The Shame of Medicine

Suicide Prohibition: The Shame of Medicine

by Thomas Szasz

  • Hardback £17.50

'Another masterpiece. Szasz has produced a strong philosophical, psychiatric, forensic, sociological, and ethical analysis of suicide. I emphasize sociological, as it is a worthy heir to Durkheim’s... (more)

The Untamed Tongue

The Untamed Tongue

by Thomas Szasz

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The ethics of psychoanalysis

The ethics of psychoanalysis

by Thomas Szasz

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Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences

Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences

by Thomas Szasz

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The idea of 'insanity' pervades every aspect of our daily lives. Here, Szasz contends that the term actually functions as a euphemism for problems in living, as an excuse for crime and misbehaviour,... (more)

The manufacture of madness: A comparative study of the inquisition and the mental health movement

The manufacture of madness: A comparative study of the inquisition and the mental health movement

by Thomas Szasz

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Every age labels people and consigns them to a particular fate - such as the witch consigned to the fire. The priest has now been replaced by the psychiatrist. This text examines the role of medicine... (more)

Pain and pleasure

Pain and pleasure

by Thomas Szasz

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