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Szasz, Thomas 1920-2012

Works: 392 works in 1,802 publications in 6 languages and 37,530 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Trivia and miscellanea  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Actor, Creator, Other, Compiler, Honoree, Interviewee, Contributor, Composer, Commentator
Classifications: RC455, 362.2
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The myth of mental illness: foundations of a theory of personal conduct by Thomas Szasz( Book )

131 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author believes that what is nowadays accepted as mental illness is whatever psychiatrists say it is - and that psychiatry has, with increasing zeal, defined more and more kinds of behavior as mental illness. What is termed mental illness is in fact behavior disapproved of by the speaker
The myth of psychotherapy : mental healing as religion, rhetoric, and repression by Thomas S Szasz( Book )

39 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suicide prohibition : the shame of medicine by Thomas Stephen Szasz( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination and critique of contemporary anti-suicide policies that are based on the notion that voluntary death is a mental health problem, and systematically lays out the dehumanizing consequences of psychiatrizing suicide prevention
The manufacture of madness : a comparative study of the Inquisition and the mental health movement by Thomas Szasz( Book )

81 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in English and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intends to show that the belief in mental illness and the social actions to which it leads have the same moral implications and political consequences as had the belief in witchcraft and the social actions to which it led
Law, liberty, and psychiatry : an inquiry into the social uses of mental health practices by Thomas Szasz( Book )

63 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Thomas Szasz on the shortcomings of commitment procedures, and the inadequacies of protections afforded patients in psychiatric institutions. He alerts us to the existing and potential abuses of human rights in mental health programs and procedures
Pharmacracy : medicine and politics in America by Thomas Szasz( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growing use of pseudo-medical arguments to justify certain policies in the name of "public health" results in what critic Thomas Szasz terms pharmacracy, an insidious tendency that is eroding our personal liberties while distorting our approach to both health care & politics. Annotation. Exposes and examines the hidden threats to liberty and the rule of law posed by "pharmacracy"--The emerging alliance of the government and the health-care system. Annotation. Szasz (emeritus, psychiatry, State University of New York Upstate Medical University) explores the development of a "pharmacracy" as the natural outgrowth of the tendency to medicalize social problems, deviance, and disruptive behavior. He describes the relationships between medical and political authority, between increased government control and increased funding for health care, and between the medicalization of individual behavior and the avoidance of personal responsibility
Ceremonial chemistry, the ritual persecution of drugs, addicts, and pushers by Thomas Stephen Szasz( Book )

51 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychoanalyst reports on the causes of drug abuse and views addicts and pushers as society's scapegoats
Insanity : the idea and its consequences by Thomas Stephen Szasz( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of the most renowned and controversial thinkers in behavioral science, here is a critical examination of the way both science and society define insanity
Antipsychiatry : quackery squared by Thomas S Szasz( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than fifty years ago, Thomas Szasz showed that the concept of mental illness - a disease of the mind - is an oxymoron, a metaphor, a myth. Disease, in the medical sense, affects only the body. He also demonstrated that civil commitment and the insanity defense, the paradigmatic practices of psychiatry, are incompatible with the political values of personal responsibility and individual liberty. The psychiatric establishment's rejection of Szasz's critique posed no danger to his work: its defense of coercions and excuses as "therapy" supported his argument regarding the metaphorical nature of mental illness and the transparent immorality of brutal psychiatric control masquerading as humane medical care." "In the late 1960s, the launching of the so-called antipsychiatry movement vitiated Szasz's effort to present a precisely formulated conceptual and political critique of the medical identity of psychiatry. Led by the Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing, the antipsychiatrists used the term to attract attention to themselves and to deflect attention from what they did, which included coercions and excuses based on psychiatric principles and power." "For this reason, Szasz rejected, and continues to reject, psychiatry and antipsychiatry with equal vigor. Subsuming his work under the rubric of antipsychiatry betrays and negates it just as surely and effectively as subsuming it under the rubric of psychiatry. In Antipsychiatry: Quackery Squared, Szasz argues that his writings belong to neither psychiatry nor antipsychiatry, They stem from conceptual analysis, social-political criticism, and common sense."--BOOK JACKET
Psychiatric justice by Thomas Szasz( Book )

42 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoires de cas relatifs à l'aspect légal versus la psychiatrie
Ideology and insanity : essays on the psychiatric dehumanization of man by Thomas Stephen Szasz( Book )

39 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on psychiatry and the dehumanization of
Schizophrenia : the sacred symbol of psychiatry by Thomas Szasz( Book )

38 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pain and pleasure : a study of bodily feelings by Thomas S Szasz( Book )

39 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychiatric slavery by Thomas Szasz( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theology of medicine : the political-philosophical foundations of medical ethics by Thomas Szasz( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains the author's view on moral philosophy and his belief that the idea of a medical ethics as something distinct and separate from ethics is an absurdity
The ethics of psychoanalysis; the theory and method of autonomous psychotherapy by Thomas Szasz( Book )

40 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of madness : the history of involuntary mental hospitalization, presented in selected texts by Thomas S Szasz( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first full scale attack on the conception of psychoanalysis or psychotherapy as a branch of medicine was made by Thomas Szasz."--Page 2 of cover
Our right to drugs : the case for a free market by Thomas Szasz( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Our Right to Drugs, Thomas Szasz shows that our present drug war started at the beginning of this century, when the U.S. government first assumed the task of protecting people from patent medicines. By the end of World War I, however, the free market in drugs was but a dim memory, if that. Instead of dwelling on the familiar impracticality or unfairness of our drug laws, Szasz demonstrates the deleterious effects of prescription laws, which place people under lifelong medical tutelage. The result is that most Americans today prefer a coercive and corrupt command drug economy to a free market in drugs." "Szasz stresses the consequences of the fateful transformation of the central aim of U.S. drug prohibitions from protecting us from being fooled by "misbranded" drugs to protecting us from harming ourselves by self-medication-defined as "drug abuse." And he reminds us that the choice between self-control and state coercion applies to all areas of our lives, drugs being but one of the theaters in which this perennial play may be staged. A free society, Szasz emphasizes, cannot endure if its citizens reject the values of self-discipline and personal responsibility and if the state treats adults as if they were naughty children." "In a no-holds-barred examination of the implementation of the War on Drugs, Szasz shows that under the guise of protecting the vulnerable members of our society--especially children, minorities, and the sick--our government has persecuted and injured them. Leading politicians persuade parents to denounce their children, and encourage children to betray their parents and friends--behavior that subverts family loyalties and destroys basic human decency. And instead of protecting blacks and Hispanics from dangerous drugs, this holy war has allowed us to persecute them, not as racists but as therapists--working selflessly to bring about a drug-free America." "Last, but not least, to millions of sick Americans, the War on Drugs has meant being deprived of the medicines they need--because the drugs are illegal, are unapproved here though approved abroad, or require a prescription a physician may be afraid to provide. The bizarre upshot of our drug policy is that while many Americans now believe they have a right to die--an inevitable occurrence--few believe they have a right to drugs, even though that does not mean they have to take any." "Often jolting, always stimulating, Our Right to Drugs is likely to have the same explosive effect on our ideas about drugs and drug laws as The Myth of Mental Illness had on our ideas about insanity and psychiatry more than thirty years ago."--Jacket
Sex by prescription by Thomas Szasz( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cruel compassion : psychiatric control of society's unwanted by Thomas Szasz( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No contemporary thinker has done more than Thomas Szasz to expose the myths and misconceptions surrounding insanity and the practice of psychiatry. Now, in Cruel Compassion, he gives us a sobering look at some of our most cherished notions about our humane treatment of society's unwanted, and perhaps more importantly, about ourselves as a compassionate and democratic people
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Insanity : the idea and its consequences
The myth of psychotherapy : mental healing as religion, rhetoric, and repressionSuicide prohibition : the shame of medicineThe manufacture of madness : a comparative study of the Inquisition and the mental health movementLaw, liberty, and psychiatry : an inquiry into the social uses of mental health practicesPharmacracy : medicine and politics in AmericaCeremonial chemistry, the ritual persecution of drugs, addicts, and pushersInsanity : the idea and its consequencesAntipsychiatry : quackery squared
Alternative Names
Sas, Tomas

Szász 1920-

Szasz, T. S. 1920-2012

Szasz, T. S. (Thomas Stephen), 1920-2012

Szász, Tamás István.

Szász, Tamás István 1920-

Szász, Tamás István 1920-2012

Szász Tamás István pszichiáter

Szasz , Thomas

Szasz Thomas (1920-)

Szasz Thomas 1920-2012

Szasz Thomas S.

Szasz Thomas S. (1920-)

Szasz Thomas S. 1920-2012

Szasz, Thomas S. (Thomas Stephen)

Szasz, Thomas S. (Thomas Stephen), 1920-

Szasz, Thomas S. (Thomas Stephen), 1920-2012

Szasz, Thomas Stephen.

Szasz, Thomas Stephen 1920-

Szasz, Thomas Stephen 1920-2012

Szasz, Tomás 1920-

Thomas Istvan Szasz

Thomas Szasz americký psychiatr

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Thomas Szasz síciatraí Ungárach

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Thomas Szasz US-amerikanischer Psychiater und Psychoanalytiker

Τόμας Σας

Сас, Томас американский психиатр

Томас Сас

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תומאס סאס

תומש סאס

توماس ساس

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توماس ساس طبيب نفسي مجري

자스, 토마스 1920-2012

자스, 토마스 스티븐 1920-2012

토머스 사스 헝가리-미국 심리학자

サズ, T. S

サズ, トーマス S