Re: terms

Sylvia T. Paldhan (
Tue, 01 Oct 1996 14:41:14 -0700 wrote:
> I wonder how many of you who make these claims have spent any time
> working with this population. Well, How about it?
> Dale Pietrzak

I've been around schoolkids on tranquilizers, the retarded-on a
variety of things- and in hospitals, including the psych wards, and with

How about you?

> -> This is a very silly thing to say. Schizophrenia, depression and
> -> bipolar affective disorder are as real as death or money

> No they're not.
> -Read Thomas Szasz: "The Myth of Mental Illness"
> - "Ceremonial Chemistry" and others.
> -Read Paula Caplan on the DSM's creation: "They Call You Crazy"
> -People have, to quote Szasz, "problems in living" not "illnesses".

"Truth is mighty and will prevail."