A Conversation with Thomas Szasz, University of Birmingham, October 2007 An interview with Thomas Szasz 2000 at the Wayback Machine (archived December 30, 2010) Concepts and Controversies in Modern Medicine: Psychiatry and Law: How are They Related? pt. 1 Video discussion of forensic psychiatry by Szasz and Bernard Diamond. thomas szasz pharmacracy He warns that the creeping substitution of democracy for pharmacracy private personal concerns increasingly perceived as requiring a medicalpolitical response inexorably erodes personal freedom and dignity. Author Thomas Szasz is professor emeritus of psychiatry at State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
Apr 30, 2001 Pharmacracy by Thomas Szasz, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. thomas szasz pharmacracy
Quoted in Jacob Sullums review of Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America, Thomas Szasz writes that Attributing mental illnesses, such as addiction and panic disorder, to biological alterations occurring at a subcellular level is a parody of the denial of free will, choice, and responsibility . The Second Sin, by Thomas Szasz, (AnchorDoubleday, Garden City, NY. 1973, Page 113. ) Inasmuch as we have words to describe medicine as a healing art, but have none to describe it as a method of social control or political rule, we must first give it a name. I propose that we call it pharmacracy, from the Thomas Stephen Szasz (pronounced sas; born April 15, 1920 in Budapest, Hungary) was a psychiatrist and academic. He was Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. thomas szasz pharmacracy How can the answer be improved? The modern penchant for transforming human problems into diseases and judicial sanctions into treatments, replacing the rule of law with the rule of medical discretion, leads to the creation of a type of government social critic Thomas Szasz calls pharmacracy.