The manufacture of madness A comparative study of the inquisition and the mental health movement by Thomas Stephen Szasz

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The Manufacture of Madness is a fine historical analysis of psychiatry and the mental health movement, drawing comparisons between the medical establishment's treatment of deviants as mental patients and the Inquisition's treatment of deviants as witches.

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Book by Thomas Szasz, As the dominant social ethic changed from a religious to a secular one, the problem of heresy disappeared, and the problem of. THOMAS SZASZ, the controversial American psychiatrist, discusses his book with AL ALVAREZ.

Just as in the Dark Ages men created witches, so now, argues Dr Szasz, they create mental patients. Witches were imprisoned and tortured; the mentally ill are incarcerated in mental hospitals and subjected to all kinds of painful physical therapy.

“There is no behavior or person that a modern psychiatrist cannot plausibly diagnose as abnormal or ill.” Thomas Szasz M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, State University of New Yor.

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