Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences (Paperback)

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Is insanity a myth? Does it exist merely to keep psychiatrists in business? In Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences, Dr. Szasz challenges the way both science and society define insanity; in the process, he helps us better understand this often misunderstood condition. Dr. Szasz presents a carefully crafted account of the insanity concept and shows how it relates to and differs from three closely allied ideas--bodily illness, social deviance, and the sick role.

About the Author


Thomas Szasz is the author of over six hundred articles and twenty-four books. He was a practicing psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry emeritus at the Health Science Center, State University of New York, in Syracuse.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780815604600
ISBN-10: 0815604602
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 1997
Pages: 432
Language: English