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Wisdom, Madness And Folly: The Making of a Psychiatrist - R. D. [Ronald David] Laing

MacMillan, 1986, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good.

The author of The Divided Self writes of childhood, during which he felt a sense of suffocation, of being deep-programmed against living; of university, where he studied medicine and became fascinated by hypnosis; and especially of his experience as a psychiatrist in the Army and the Health Service, where he came to be deeply troubled by the treatment of psychotic patients. For how could psychiatry be doing the opposite of what he assumed psychiatry was about if it was driving people crazy, if they were not so already, and crazier if they were?

Size: 8½" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 146
ISBN: 9780333402504

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