THOMAS SZASZ: LIBERTY AND THE PRACTICE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading   Processing Request
  • Author(s): Wyatt, Randall C.
  • Source:
    Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Winter2004, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p71-85. 15p. 2 Black and White Photographs.
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      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]
    • Abstract:
      Copyright of Journal of Humanistic Psychology is the property of Sage Publications Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)