Szasz

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  • #28126

    Monica Perez
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    Does Szasz say psychiatry is the new religion?

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  • #28127

    Monica Perez
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    Snake, where is this table from?

  • #28211

    Kurt
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    This table is from Ceremonial Chemistry: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts and Pushers by the late Dr. Thomas Szasz. Szasz was a dissident Psychiatrist. He is erroneously called an anti-Psychiatrist. As a classical liberal, he did not object to people contracting with Psychiatrists. He opposed the alliance of Psychiatry and the State. He called this alliance The Therapeutic State, a secular, “scientific” version of a Theocratic State.

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    Monica Perez
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    Welcome Kurt! Thanks for stopping by!! I love Szasz…just got turned on to him actually…do you recommend the book?

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    Monica Perez
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    Does Szasz say psychiatry is the new religion?

    • #28265

      Kurt
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      I think he felt there was a gradual transition from Religion to “Science”. Psychiatry is only a few hundred years old. Young in comparison to traditional religion.

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