The Myth of Mental Illness: 50 years after publication: What does it mean today?

@article{Kelly2010TheMO,
  title={The Myth of Mental Illness: 50 years after publication: What does it mean today?},
  author={B. Kelly and P. Bracken and H. Cavendish and N. Crumlish and S. Macsuibhne and T. Szasz and T. Thornton},
  journal={Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={35 - 43}
}
Abstract In 1960, Thomas Szasz published The Myth of Mental Illness, arguing that mental illness was a harmful myth without a demonstrated basis in biological pathology and with the potential to damage current conceptions of human responsibility. Szasz's arguments have provoked considerable controversy over the past five decades. This paper marks the 50th anniversary of The Myth of Mental Illness by providing commentaries on its contemporary relevance from the perspectives of a range of… Expand
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