Tuesday, March 06, 2018


This Long Disease, My Life

Thomas Szasz (1920-2012), The Second Sin (Garden City: Anchor Press, 1973), pp. 95-96:
Today, particularly in the United States, all of the difficulties and problems of living are considered psychiatric diseases, and nearly everyone is considered to some extent mentally ill. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that life itself is now viewed as an illness that begins with conception and ends with death, requiring, at every step along the way, the skillful assistance of physicians and especially mental health professionals.

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