Varieties of psychiatric criticism*

@article{Szasz2012VarietiesOP,
  title={Varieties of psychiatric criticism*},
  author={Thomas Stephen Szasz},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={349 - 355}
}
  • T. Szasz
  • Published 13 August 2012
  • Psychology
  • History of Psychiatry
I present a brief overview of the history of psychiatric criticism, followed by a critique of modern objections to diverse psychiatric practices, focusing on the critics’ neglect of the core problematic issue – the psychiatrist’s role in depriving innocent persons of liberty. 

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