Once Radical Critiques of Psychiatry are Now Mainstream, So What Remains Taboo?
May 5th, 2023
One need not be a Marxist to acknowledge the logic behind Karl Marx’s observation: “The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas.” It is especially important for the ruling class that the general public’s ideas about our emotional suffering and behavioral disturbances be the ideas of the ruling class. Twenty […]
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Leading Psychiatrists Unwittingly Acknowledge Psychiatry is a Religion, Not a Science
January 12th, 2023
Since the seventeenth century, Enlightenment thinkers have distinguished science from religion, and by at least one critical distinction, leading psychiatrists have unwittingly acknowledged that major constructs in contemporary psychiatry are religious ideas, not scientific ones.
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