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The Ethics of Psychoanalysis: The Theory and Method of Autonomous Psychotherapy

What is Autonomous Psychotherapy?

The Ethics of Psychoanalysis is a brilliant book on how to practice ethical psychotherapy. But, what is psychotherapy to a psychiatrist who does not believe in mental illness? 567 more words

Thomas Szasz

Ceremonial Chemistry: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts, and Pushers

Why do we consider some drugs dangerous, and other drugs as safe? For author Thomas Szasz, the answer lies in the meaning that we assign to chemicals; not the chemical makeup of the drugs themselves. 477 more words

Thomas Szasz

Forgive and Forget

Someone you know — maybe someone you love — has “done you wrong.” You’re upset, angry, and hurt. What do you do? Some of your closest friends and confidants might tell you that you’re better off without that person. 476 more words


Mental Health Diagnoses As Particularly Western Social Constructs

This entry in Wikipedia was posted by a Facebook group member a year ago, and I posted it to my timeline.  It just came up today as a memory.   80 more words

Psychiatry's Recusal from the Mad World: Deconstructing the Goldwater Rule

More and more, both arm chair diagnosticians and mental health professionals alike are questioning the mental stability of President Trump.  They’re asking what’s the matter what this guy?   2,169 more words