Sunday, February 5, 2012

Thomas Szasz Quote

Thomas Szasz Quote

This quote from Thomas Szasz forms part of an initiative to create a repository of psychology images that can be freely used for non commercial purposes. You can see the full collection of images available via the following link.

The Myth of Mental Illness

This classic publication elevated Thomas Szasz into a position of international renown and controversy. According to Szasz, the concept of mental illness is fundamentally flawed because it is based on the premiss that it is caused by nervous system disorders; in particular brain disorders which manifest themselves via abnormal thought patterns and behavior.

To Thomas Szasz most cases of "mental illness" are routed within a social context, and are in fact problems of living, and should, therefore, be recognised as so.

If you would like to read "The Myth of Mental Illness," A free full-text copy of this Thomas Szasz classic is available via the following link.

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