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  • Author:
    Thomas S. Szasz
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    0061319848
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    978-0061319846
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    Harpercollins College Div; Reprint, 1988 edition (March 1, 1977)
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    383 pages
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saw as the social control aims of medicine in modern society, as well as scientism. His books The Myth of Mental Illness (1961) and The Manufacture of Madness (1970) set out some of the arguments most associated with him.

saw as the social control aims of medicine in modern society, as well as scientism. Szasz argued throughout his career that mental illness is a metaphor for human problems in living, and that mental illnesses are not "illnesses" in the sense that physical illnesses are; and that except for a few identifiable brain diseases, there are "neither biological or chemical tests nor biopsy or necropsy findings for verifying DSM diagnoses.

The Manufacture of Madness. 135. The Product Conversionfrom Heresy to Illness. Thomas Szasz is the author of over six hundred articles and twenty-four books

The Manufacture of Madness. Thomas Szasz is the author of over six hundred articles and twenty-four books. He was a practicing psychiatrist and a professor of psychiatry emeritus at the Health Science Center, State University of New York, in Syracuse.

The Manufacture of Madness book. Dr. Thomas Szasz presents a compelling argument that modern psychiatry has become all too accustomed to labeling any inconvenient behavior as an "illness. Exactly who decides what is "normal?" This book is wordy and difficult to wade through in parts, but Szasz makes his points well and his arguments are difficult to discard. This book would make an espec "The Manufacture Of Madness" and "The Myth Of Mental Illness" are two of the most intriguing non-fiction books of the late twentieth century.

Thomas Szasz (born 1920) is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science .

Thomas Szasz (born 1920) is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center. He is a well-known critic of psychiatry, of the social role of medicine in modern society, and is a social libertarian.

The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement, with a new . Studio comparato dell'Inquisizione e del Movimento per la salute mentale in America. Szasz, Thomas S. Download (PDF). Читать.

The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement, with a new preface. Thomas Stephen Szasz. The Therapeutic State: Psychiatry in the Mirror of Current Events. Disumanizzazione dell'uomo. Ideologia e psichiatria.

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The manufacture of madness: A comparative study of the inquisition and the mental health movement. In this seminal work, Dr. Szasz examines the similarities between the Inquisition and institutional psychiatry

The manufacture of madness: A comparative study of the inquisition and the mental health movement. Szasz examines the similarities between the Inquisition and institutional psychiatry. His purpose is to show "that the belief in mental illness and the social actions to which it leads have the same moral implications and political consequences as had the belief in witchcraft and the social actions to which it le.

Thomas Szasz (1920-2012) Iconoclastic, controversial psychiatrist. Prolific writer, all the way up until his death at age 92. Influential in the "anti-psychiatry movement. This book is a comparative study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement. Get this torrent PLAY/STREAM TORRENT.

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Dozilkree
great writer
Qumenalu
Dr.Szasz provides alternative views of mental illness that stimulate curiosity and the desire to look deeper into conventional theories. I highly recommend the book to psychology students and mental health professionals.
Llathidan
The book outlines the scam of Psychiatry. In summary being define a mental illness or state and design a drug to
"solve" it. But the book has the details. Highly recommend..
spacebreeze
Great book
roternow
Szasz is a genius. "Institutional vs. Contractual" psychiatry.
Bloodfire
Thomas Szasz (born 1920) is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center. He is a well-known critic of psychiatry, of the social role of medicine in modern society, and is a social libertarian.

Szasz states in the Preface to this 1970 book, "In an earlier work, The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct (Revised Edition), I tried to show how and why the concept of mental illness is erroneous and misleading. In the present work, I shall try to show how and why the ethical convictions and social arrangements based on this concept constitute an immoral ideology of intolerance. In particular, I shall compare the belief in witchcraft and the persecution of witches with the belief in mental illness and the persecution of mental patients."

Here are some representative quotations from the book:

"What these seemingly diverse 'therapeutic' movements have in common not only with one another but also with such modern totalitarian movements as National Socialism and Communism, is that each seeks to protect the integrity of an excessively homogeneous and pluralistic society and its dominant ethic."
"The result was that everyone's conduct---living or dead, primitive or modern, famous or infamous---became a fit subject for the psychopathologist's scrutiny, explanation, and stigmatization."
"In sum, the effect, if not in intent, of the modern psychiatric interpretation of the witch-mania is the debasement, as insane, of millions of innocent men, women, and children... The end of one ideology is thus the beginning of another: where religious heresy ends, psychiatric heresy begins; where the persecution of the witch ends, the persecution of the madman begins."
"The metamorphisis of the medieval into the modern mind entailed a vast ideological conversion from the perspective of theology to that of science. My thesis is that the development of the concept of mental illness is best understood as part of this change."
"From the foregoing we may safely conclude that the psychiatric opinion about homosexuals is not a scientific proposition but a medical prejudice."
"It is necessary to keep in mind here that most people diagnosed as physically ill FEEL sick and consider themselves sick; whereas most people diagnosed as mentally ill DO NOT FEEL sick and DO NOT consider themselves sick."
"The history of psychiatry, as I think I have demonstrated in this volume, is largely the account of changing fashions in the theory of practice of psychiatric violence, cast in the self-approbating idiom of medical diagnosis and treatment."
Flamehammer
Humans, according to psychiatrist Thomas Szasz, no longer being cannibalistic tribes, but rather mass technological societies, now mobilize against vulnerable minorities and individuals such as foreign workers, ethnic minorities, nay, they can form groups and protect themselves, but moreover we vilify abandoned children, the poor, the disenfranchised bourgeois, or any wretched group that cannot mobilize against the majority. The lumpenproletariat do not have the powers to withstand the institutional assignment of difference, or being crazy, nor to resist ostracization, incarceration, and the torture that often follows. The mentally ill are Szasz's victims of choice in this book as they are least capable of organizing into protective groups against the inevitable onslaught of moral societies. They can only cling to individual modes of survival, and are easy prey to a moral majority.

Szasz is dubious of the majority gaze on the outlier deviants (people) of society, as such attention generally results in helping (torturing) them, much like the witch hunters of 12th century Europe called burning witches (people) `relaxing' them. Today's societal scapegoats (the wretched, the poor, the mentally ill, the economically and physically ill), are branded and sent into the wilds of the modern social desert; the penitentiary, the streets, or end up the targets of insensible, high-tech bombs.

Szasz's book from 1971 endures today, thriving in our bizarre technological world of government internet spying, and the torture/oppression of people in the Arab/Muslim world. The totalitarian state has now arrived in the 21st century with near total government surveillance and legally approved torture of deviants (people), as government sanctioned enemies (al qaeda, whistleblowers, etc.), are identified and punished, even though these people have similar needs and expectations as the rest of us supposed 'normals.' The Orwellian parallels are too thick and present to overlook here in the smart-phone age. In the totalitarian state of 2013 the oppressors are the same old christian fundamentalists of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible", the Inquisitors of the 12th century Europe, or the stoners of scapegoats in antiquity, always people of self-importance who need other people to debase and label as deviant. The only partial solution, says Szasz, is to be alert where this social impulse is manifest in society. There legislation can possibly restrain the oppressors or succor the victims. The only auspice, Szasz implores, is to try and identify which groups or individuals of today are being scapegoated, those deemed as non-human, the disenfranchised, the poor, the vulnerable (the very young and very old), and those labelled as mentally ill by the authorities, and try and raise awareness of institutional scapegoating; though even that can draw the gaze of the moral masses in ways that can be dangerous, for who wishes to be identified with the non-human, ripe for wholesale repression by the military-industrial core, as in the cases against recent whistleblowers. In reality these scapegoats are as human as you or I, and we should step back and give them the same consideration we do our own selves, lest we fall into the trap that it is actually good to commit certain unnecessary injustices, which occur regularly, and with historical accuracy, among Homo Egoisticus.

This is a grim book, as attested to in the epilogue paraphrasing Kosinski's "The Painted Bird," but is brimming with contrarian truth that challenges and negates the smiling newscasts of propaganda and predatory consumerism of eternal Christmas. While Szasz focuses on his own profession, psychiatry and medicine, his lessons have broad application in many institutional settings: education, the legal system, law enforcement, the corporate world, et al.
The Manufacture of Madness is a fine historical analysis of psychiatry and the mental health movement, drawing comparisons between the medical establishment's treatment of deviants as mental patients and the Inquisition's treatment of deviants as witches. Radical, perhaps, although it must have seemed much more radical in 1970, when first published. Dr. Szasz knew his material well, having worked for twenty years as a psychiatrist in this country prior to writing the book.
His views were considered heretical by his colleagues (an irony that he makes much of) because he argued, quite strongly, that institutional psychiatry is dehumanizing both to patients and society as a whole because it deprives these people of all rights, treats them as objects to be repaired, and submits them to cruel tortures in the name of therapy. He went on to declare that mental illness itself is a myth; there has never been a scientific basis for treating social and behavioral deviance as stemming from the same causes as physical illnesses, nor reason to try to cure it. His central thesis is that institutional psychiatry fills the same role in modern times as the Inquisition did until only a few hundred years ago--a system of control and suppression of social deviants.