The Myth of Mental Illness (1961)
40 Years On
Inner Circle Seminar No. 55
Sunday 2 December 2001
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Has Szasz failed? Forty years ago, he argued that ‘mental illness’ and ‘mental health’ do not exist. But, today, these concepts are more pervasive than ever. Compulsory psychiatry and the insanity defence are still with us. State regulation of psychotherapists is on its way, opposed by only a tiny minority. All this assumes without question that ‘mental health’ exists, and must be promoted, if necessary by force.
Venue: Room F, Acland Building, Regent’s College, London NW1 4NS
Cost: Students £59, others £76, by 25 November (some bursaries)
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, 64 Dartmouth Park Road, London NW5 1SN
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