Sunday, May 15, 2011

Are You Looking For Some Books By Szasz?

If you want to have a more truthful view of psychiatry, then perhaps you should buy some books by Dr. Thomas Szasz. Here are some of them.

The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct is a classic. It is perhaps the most well know book by Thomas Szasz.

Psychiatry: The Science of Lies is also a good book by Thomas Szasz. It is short and light.

Antipsychiatry: Quackery Squared is a book by Thomas Szasz that is against anti-psychiatry it seems.

The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement is a classic as well, it seems. It looks like it could be quite an interesting read.

The Myth of Psychotherapy: Mental Healing as Religion, Rhetoric, and Repression is perhaps in interesting book too. But it seems like Thomas Szasz himself has been a psychotherapist/psychoanalyst for a number of years. So how does that work... him practicing (if that is true) and then writing this book? I do not know.

Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences is a book that Dr. Szasz has perhaps labeled as his favorite or the best of his books.

Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America is a book that talks about the rule of doctors and those in the medical field, perhaps.

He has written more books than this. Dr. Thomas Szasz has been quite a prolific writer, it seems.