Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America

@inproceedings{Szasz2001PharmacracyMA,
  title={Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America},
  author={Thomas Stephen Szasz},
  year={2001}
}
Preface List of Abbreviations Introduction: What Counts as Disease? Medicine: From Gnostic Healing to Empirical Science Scientific Medicine: Disease Clinical Medicine: Diagnosis Certifying Medicine: Disability Psychiatric Medicine: Disorder Philosophical Medicine: Critique or Ratification? Political Medicine: The Therapeutic State Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index 
Critical Perspectives in Psychiatry: Anti- and Critical Psychiatry
TLDR
It is demonstrated how critical psychiatry has, generally at least, moved to accept psychiatry as a discipline, while maintaining its critical position of how that discipline operates in a modern society.
A bogus Benjamin Rush quote: contribution to the history of pharmacracy
  • T. Szasz
  • Psychology
    History of psychiatry
  • 2005
TLDR
Benjamin Rush’s remarks about ‘medical despotism’ are inconsistent with the body of his work and are cited to illustrate the thesis that false attributions, used to support and advance particular ideological causes, are remarkably resistant to efforts at correction.
Psychiatry at the cross-roads: The prescription of mood altering drugs and related ethical obligations
TLDR
The willingness and potential to create dialogue within the profession around ethical prescribing, as well as challenging the entrenchment of the biomedical model, is largely uncertain.
War as a medicine: the medical metaphor in contemporary Italian political language
This article focuses on the sharp rise in the use of medical metaphors in contemporary Italian political language, trying to identify its origins and socio-political significance. After analysing
War as a medicine: the medical metaphor in contemporary Italian political language
This article focuses on the sharp rise in the use of medical metaphors in contemporary Italian political language, trying to identify its origins and socio-political significance. After analysing
The Myth of Mental Illness: 50 years after publication: What does it mean today?
TLDR
Commentaries on The Myth of Mental Illness are provided on its contemporary relevance from the perspectives of a range of stakeholders, including a consultant psychiatrist, psychiatric patient, professor of philosophy and mental health, a specialist registrar in psychiatry, and a lecturer in psychiatry.
Psychiatric Fraud and Force: A Critique of E. Fuller Torrey
TLDR
The author presents a critical review of Torrey’s propagandizing for the increased use of psychiatric force and fraud in “treating mental illness,” noting that in the past, Torrey had condemned these very practices.
Sickening Institutions: A Feminist Sociological Analysis and Critique of Religion, Medicine, and Psychiatry
This chapter seeks to outline the ways in which psy-hegemony operates in Western medicine by analyzing the emergence of pathological individualism since the nineteenth century. Contextualized within,
Health care reform in South Korea: success or failure?
  • Jong-chan Lee
  • Political Science, Medicine
    American journal of public health
  • 2003
TLDR
Since 1997, with the intervention of the International Monetary Fund, Korean national health insurance has experienced deficits and disruption, however, there are lessons to be drawn for the United States from the Korean NHI experience.
The Tyranny of Pharmacracy
One of the symbols of sovereign states is the postage stamp. Traditionally, U.S. stamps have depicted a famous American or an important historical scene. In 1893, to increase revenues, the U. S. Post
...
...