The Myth Of Mental Illness: 50 Years Later Summary

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For the assignment week two reading summary I chose the article The Myth of Mental Illness: 50 Years Later by Thomas Szasz. In this article, Szasz expresses what the book he wrote really means. Szasz defines mental illnesses and psychiatric responses as matters of morals, law, and rhetoric instead of defining them as medicine, treatment or science (P. 180). Szasz writes about how he believes mental illness doesn't exist rather mental illness are bodily affected related diseases. Szasz writes, “Psychiatrists will be able to show that all mental illnesses are bodily diseases. The physician who concludes that a person diagnosed with a mental illness suffers from a brain disease discovers that the person was misdiagnosed: he did not have a mental
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