Cruel Compassion: Psychiatric Control of Society's Unwanted

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Cruel Compassion is the capstone of Thomas Szasz's critique of psychiatric practices. Reexamining psychiatric interventions from a cultural-historical and political-economic perspective, Szasz demonstrates that the main problem that faces mental health policy makers today is adult dependency. Millions of Americans, diagnosed as mentally ill, are drugged and confined by doctors for noncriminal conduct, go legally unpunished for the crimes they commit, and are supported by the state - not because they are sick, but because ...

Cruel Compassion: Psychiatric Control of Society's Unwanted 1998, Syracuse University Press

ISBN-13: 9780815605102

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Cruel Compassion: Psychiatric Control of Society's Unwanted 1994, Wiley, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780471010128

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