Wisdom, Madness and Folly: The Making of a Psychiatrist


Wisdom, Madness and Folly: The Making of a Psychiatrist 1927-57 ❰Epub❯ ❧ Wisdom, Madness and Folly: The Making of a Psychiatrist 1927-57 Author R.D. Laing – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk This remarkable autobiography charts the subtle horrors of Laing s own upbringing in a resolutely respectable Scottish family in the s The author s lucid and witty prose offers some unforgettable pers This remarkable autobiography charts and Folly: PDF ↠ the subtle horrors of Laing s own upbringing in a resolutely respectable Scottish family in the s The author s lucid and witty prose offers some unforgettable personal experiences and a host of cultural, political and professional insights as he reflects on the growing unease he came to feel in his role as psychiatrist in a society destroying itself by violence masquerading as love.

  • Unknown Binding
  • Wisdom, Madness and Folly: The Making of a Psychiatrist 1927-57
  • R.D. Laing
  • English
  • 09 November 2018
  • 0070358494

About the Author: R.D. Laing

Ronald David Laing was and Folly: PDF ↠ a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness in particular, the subjective experience of psychosis Laing s views on the causes and treatment of serious mental dysfunction, greatly influenced by existential philosophy, ran counter to the psychiatric orthodoxy of the day by taking the expressed feelings of the individual patient or client as valid descriptions of lived experience rather than simply as symptoms of some separate or underlying disorder Laing was associated with the anti psychiatry movement although Wisdom, Madness eBook Ä he rejected the label.



10 thoughts on “Wisdom, Madness and Folly: The Making of a Psychiatrist 1927-57

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    This provides some experiential context to his prior work It doesn t go into quite as much psychological or philosophical depth, but the pithy insights are there And you learn a bitabout his personal and professional background.Laing was cognizant of power imbalance before it was cool He spoke out against medical abuse, so of course he s remembered as being anti psychiatry Sadly, not much has changed in the psychiatric field His body of work should be required reading.

  2. Yousef Nabil Yousef Nabil says:

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  3. Bibibii Bibibii says:

    R.D.Laing nagyszer ember volt reztem, hogy el kell olvassam, meg kell ismerjem, mert k z nk van egym shoz.A t bbit pedig el kell rendezzem magamban.

  4. حسين حسين says:

    1515

  5. Aditi Aditi says:

    My most favorite psychology book of all times The frustrations and challenges of being a psychology and the love for people communicated in an autobiography by one of the very good psychiatrists in England His life story and work is truly remarkable.

  6. PhebeAnn PhebeAnn says:

    Laing s writing is dry and his memoir comes across as disjointed, with a drawn out focus on his earlier years of life and then, in his description of his professional years,of a focus on case studies of patients which are meant to illustrate his changing feelings about psychiatry as a discipline The explanation of his own revelations are brief, however, in comparison to the case studies which left me at times wondering why he had explored certain cases at length.Nevertheless, the most int Laing s writing is dry and his memoir comes across as disjointed, with a drawn out focus on his earlier years of life and then, in his description of his professional years,of a focus on case studies of patients which are meant to illustrate his changing feelings about psychiatry as a discipline The explanation of his own revelations are brief, however, in comparison to the case studies which left me at times wondering why he had explored certain cases at length.Nevertheless, the most interesting parts of the book were these brief descriptions of how he came to question certain norms within the profession, such as not speaking to patients diagnosed as schizophrenic because it would feed their psychosis, and in general, the great supposed gap of intelligibility between the sane and the mad For whatever one might think of Laing s behaviour in his personal life drinking, womanizing, his children have described experiences of both abuse and neglect ironic considering Laing s focus on how family dynamics give rise to mental illness or thequestionable aspects of his professional behaviour later in his career, after the period described in this book e.g taking LSD with his patients his insistence on seeing patients as people with complex lives which he emphasizes in this book was radical in mental health care at the time and arguably still is in many corners

  7. Emily Emily says:

    It s inarguable that Laing has a way with prose his writing style is very subtly beautiful, even when discussing perhaps mundane subjects For this reason, the book was overall enjoyable The format and things that he decided to include were somewhat odd some personal anecdotes seemingly for the sake of them, some personal anecdotes to explain why he became interested in x, y, and z, and then just descriptions of important moments in his early years It wasn t cohesive overall It did, howeve It s inarguable that Laing has a way with prose his writing style is very subtly beautiful, even when discussing perhaps mundane subjects For this reason, the book was overall enjoyable The format and things that he decided to include were somewhat odd some personal anecdotes seemingly for the sake of them, some personal anecdotes to explain why he became interested in x, y, and z, and then just descriptions of important moments in his early years It wasn t cohesive overall It did, however, provide a lot of interesting insights into where his beliefs originated The book gave the impression these ideas seemed to come to him singularly, rather than being part of a such societal movement I m not surprised, as he was quite an egotistical man, but it s interesting nonetheless Overall, quite an enjoyable book and definitely one to read when working closely with Laing s other theoretical works

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