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  • Author(s): Wyatt, Randall C.
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    Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Winter2004, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p71-85. 15p. 2 Black and White Photographs.
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      The foremost psychiatric critic of our times, Thomas Szasz, M.D., engages in an in-depth dialogue of his life's work. He is author of more than 600 articles and 26 books, including the controversial The Myth of Mental Illness, The Ethics of Psychoanalysis, and his most recent work, Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America. Szasz's steadfast commitment to individual freedom and liberty permeate his commentaries on drug laws, managed care, involuntary hospitalization, and the fragile state of psychotherapy. This interview also explores the nuances of his work on the myth of "mental illness" in light of recent discoveries in neuroscience. Szasz shares personal reflections of his long career, revealing his tenacity in the face of personal and professional attacks, and his genuine passion for humanistic values and social justice. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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