Encyclopedia > The Myth of Mental Illness

  Article Content

The Myth of Mental Illness

The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct is a controversial book by Thomas Szasz. It is highly influential in the anti-psychiatry movement. In it, Szasz argues that mental illness is a social construct created by doctors.

The book extends the arguments of Szasz's paper The Myth of Mental Illness, first published in 1960. In it, Szasz argues that beliefs cannot be caused by brain disease, although such artifacts as visual defects can.

External links



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Royalist

... have several shades of meaning. At its simplest, it refers to an adherent of a monarch or royal family. Of the more specific uses of the term, the most commo ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 49.5 ms