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Psychiatry and Anti-Psychiatry

Cooper, David
Publisher:  Tavistock Publications, London, United Kingdom
Year Published:  1970   First Published:  1967
Pages:  140pp  
Resource Type:  Book

Cooper argues that mainstream psychiatry has developed techniques that are largely irrelevant to the human situation. He proposes a radical social re-evaluation of the whole concept of 'madness' and outlines a new approach to the psychological problems of personal relationships.


Table of Contents


1. Violence and psychiatry
2. Families and schizophrenia
3. Studying one family
4. The invalid, his family, and the ward
5. Villa 21 - an experiment in anti-psychiatry
6. Furthermore

Appendix: The question of results: an ironic addendum



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