Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the State University of New York in Syracuse, where he has taught since 1956.
I have concluded, however, that mental illness is far more commonplace than Szasz would have us believe.
Unfortunately Szasz did not explain the legal procedures American citizens need to take in order to get psychiatry abolished.
I was facinated by the subject matter but was not very impressed with the writing as I found it a little difficult.
Very pertinent book which asks the question is odd or abnormal behavior the result of an abnormal brain? Read morePublished 2 months ago by ronh
I've lived (if you can call it "living," since I've barely done anything with my life thus far) with social anxiety for all 27 years of my life thus far. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bookworm87
There is a difference to comparing a Doctor whom looks for a real tangible scientifically provable underlying cause to symptoms and a Psychiatrist whom hypotheses a cause but can... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jacob Griffin
As a retired health care professional, I wish that I had read this book a long, long time ago. It should be standard reading in all health care professional training, and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by MamaLiberty
I got this book just because it was requirement for my psychology class. This book is the most boring book i have ever read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jildiz
Eye opening and inspiring. So darn glad I read this! It can be a dry read BUT keep at it till you get the jest of what he is saying.Published 6 months ago by Focused One
It was for my just a little dry at times,or maybe more than I wanted . It was not bad but maybe not something I was ready for.Published 8 months ago by Irene Birkenstock
Szasz once said that he is the only doctor in his field who hands were clean, because he never medicated any of his patients. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Neftali De Jesus
I have owned this book for a while now in both electronic in paper forms. I do not think that this is his best book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Michael Ten