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antipsychiatry

(ˌæntɪsaɪˈkaɪətrɪ)
n
(Psychiatry) an approach to mental disorders that makes use of concepts derived from existentialism, psychoanalysis, and sociological theory
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Taking a middle ground between the extremes of anti-psychiatry and Whiggish apologists, Murat's text outlines how both psychiatrists and their patients were deeply implicated in the dramatic political events of their age.
The anti-psychiatry group was founded by the Church of Scientology in 1969 to serve as a "mental health watchdog" dedicated to taking a stance against "the biological/drug model of 'disease' that is continually promoted by the psychiatric/pharmaceutical industry as a way to sell drugs," according to the group's website.
The basic tenet of R D Laing's anti-psychiatry was that psychiatry as a movement allowed itself, often unwittingly, to be commandeered by agents of social control in general, and governments (which need homogenised conformity of behaviour) in particular.
Jane Arden was a successful actress, playweight and directoe who, in the late 60s, became an ardent feminist and devotee of the anti-psychiatry movement (R.
At the same time, one must remain aware of the inherent amalgamation of the anti-psychiatry ideology, consumerism and modern concept of 'recovery'.
The authors take as their starting point the sort of questions which so troubled the Anti-Psychiatry thinkers way back in the 20th century.
But few of us realize the impact deinstitutionalization and the anti-psychiatry movement--along with the lack of funding for community mental health centers--has had on the day-to-day running of jails and prisons.
She insisted that the romantic ideals of the fascists could be seen in the strangest of places: 1970s youth culture, the anti-psychiatry movement, Third World camp-followers and modern occultists to name but a few.
In the first three essays, Guattari challenges Basaglia's outright elimination of institutions, whereby "with the best of moral intentions in the world, one may come to refuse the mad the right to be mad" (122), and critiques the anti-psychiatry of Laing and Cooper, discerning a lingering attachment to the subject, the family, and Oedipal "psychoanalysm," both in their theoretical statements and in their practices at Kingsley Hall.
in Syracuse, NY) has been a gadfly to both the mainstream psychiatric community and the anti-psychiatry movement ever since the launching of the latter in the 1960s by R.
Cooper starts out, as many others do, by addressing anti-psychiatry, with a survey of Foucault, R.
The actor was appearing on the US TV show for the first time since his controversial 2005 appearance in which he attracted over 10,000 complaints for an anti-psychiatry rant.
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