"In a short, powerfully written book, Dr. Szasz takes aim once more at conventional psychiatry, which labels individuals 'mentally ill,' and at the attendant system of courts, hospitals, and psychiatrists who confine patients against their will . . . [He] has put the American psychiatric and legal establishments on trial, with disturbing results. He investigates abuses in diagnostic methods, electroshock 'therapy' and the judicial apparatus . . . Essential reading for those concerned with the care of the emotionally disturbed and the moral dilemmas of psychiatry."—Publishers Weekly
Thomas Szasz is the author of over six hundred articles and twenty-four books. He was a practicing psychiatrist and is a professor of psychiatry emeritus at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.
5.5 x 8.25, 188 pages