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The Medicalization of Everyday Life : Selected Essays
by Thomas Szasz


Overview - Defining medicalization as the perception of nonmedical conditions as medical problems and nondiseases as diseases, Thomas Szasz has devoted much of his career to exposing the dangers of medicalizing the conditions of some who simply refuse to conform to society's expectations.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Defining medicalization as the perception of nonmedical conditions as medical problems and nondiseases as diseases, Thomas Szasz has devoted much of his career to exposing the dangers of medicalizing the conditions of some who simply refuse to conform to society's expectations. Szasz argues that modern psychiatry's tireless ambition to explain the human condition has led to the treatment of life's difficulties and oddities as clinical illnesses rather than as humanity revealed in its fullness. chronicles the author's long campaign against the orthodoxies of psychiatry. From Medicine to Magic to Medicine as Social Control, the book delves into the fascinating history of medicalization, including The Discovery of Drug Addiction, Persecutions for Witchcraft and Drugcraft, and Food Abuse and Foodaholism. In a society that has little tolerance for those who live outside its rules, Dr. Szasz's writings are as relevant today as ever.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780815608677
  • ISBN-10: 0815608675
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publish Date: October 2007
  • Page Count: 202
  • Dimensions: 9.08 x 6.28 x 0.64 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.71 pounds


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