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‘Where Stands Psychiatry?’

  • G. P. S. Fernando (a1)
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Of recent years psychiatry has been assailed from many sides. Psychologists, political philosophers, social workers have had their say, but the most hurtful have been assaults from within the citadel itself, such as the forceful views expressed by R. D. Laing and Thomas Szasz. The essence of their argument is that mental disorder is not a disease nor an illness and should not therefore be the concern of doctors.

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