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A discussion with Scott McLain about Thomas Szasz and The Stories We Live By

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Stories We Live By

Stories We Live By


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Scott is a graduate of the University of Michigan, a musician and living in Spain as an educator. We will discuss our mutual interest in Szasz's ideas and how we both became convinced that the ideology of psychiatry is based on an unscientific, illogical and toxic set of ideas in which a moral judgment poses as a medical diagnosis. 

Szasz, Thomas. 1974. "The Myth of Mental Illness, rev. ed. New York, Harper and Row

Simon, Laurence 2019 "Psycho"therapy" and the Stories We LIve By, Self Published through

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