The Body and the Mind

Thomas Szasz posits that there is no such thing as “mental disease”.

There is only bodily diseases.

The mind cannot be sick, being an abstract thing.

He does not deny that the mind can experience distress.

He does not deny that humans can act like crap towards one another.

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He frames what we might label as “mental disorders” as experiencing “problems in living”.

He is a psychiatrist who describes psychiatry as “the medicalization” of something like – – social, political, economic, and moral problems.