Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, and the Politics of Human Relationships

Synopsis

This volume offers a psychology of human personality and behavior created as a function of the politics practiced by the social structure in which they are based. Simon demonstrates the dangers of the psychiatry and therapy industries from a variety of political, religious, and scientific perspectives. He argues that the mental health field, as currently dominated by psychiatric thinking entrenched in the "myths of mental illness," is acting as a social control agency and a force in the development of a totalitarian state.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2003