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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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This, along with protests from the anti-psychiatry movement, led to a sharp decrease in the treatment.
Anti-Psychiatry (Cooper, 1967), Post Psychiatry (Bracken & Thomas, 2007; Lewis, 2006) and Critical Psychiatry (Ingleby, 2004; Double, 2006) are, after all, still psychiatry (1).
CONTROVERSIAL Scottish medic RD Laing (David Tennant) conducts an anti-psychiatry experiment at Kingsley Hall in London, transforming the building into a medication-free sanctuary where patients and carers live under the same roof.
CONTROVERSIAL Scottish medic RD Laing (David Tennant) conducts an anti-psychiatry experiment at Kingsley Hall, in London, transforming the building into a medication-free sanctuary where patients and carers live under the same roof.
This was the period of professional and public arguments over the use of psychotropic and antipsychotic drugs, electroconvulsive therapy, psychosurgery, as well as issues such as the role of personality and genetics in human behaviour, children's emotional development, obedience and bystander apathy, the relationship between cinema and psychosis, psychology's role in defining sexuality and women's oppression, the popularisation of psychotherapy, and the anti-psychiatry movement.
One of these rebels was called anti-psychiatry because its representatives perceived the basic psychiatric practices developed by Kraepelin as repressive and dehumanizing.
Dubbed the "high priest of anti-psychiatry", Laing's efforts to redefine the treatment of mental illness were anti-asylum.
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.
Aho considers the question "Is existentialism anti-psychiatry?" and carefully shows that "existential therapists need to guard against the tendency to romanticize anxiety," while he nevertheless maintains that "psychic suffering do[es] not originate in faulty biochemistry," but rather from "the structural frailty and insecurity of the human condition itself."
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.
There are two issues in particular that Szasz would want to have clarified for those interested in his ideas: one, his theories never could be whittled down accurately to his being "anti-psychiatry." Szasz's views are eminently consistent: psychiatry and other helping professions, invalidly based though they may be, should be available for purchase in a flee society, even if they should not be required for general subsidization under health insurance packages.
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