The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct by Thomas Szasz
A classic work that has revolutionized thinking throughout the Western world about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices. "Bold and often brilliant."-- "Science" "Bold and often brilliant." "--Science" "It is no exaggeration to state that Szasz's work raises major social issues which deserve the attention of policy makers and indeed of all informed and socially conscious Americans...Quite probably he has done more than any other man to alert the American public to the potential dangers of an excessively psychiatrized society."--Edwin M. Schur, "Atlantic"