Many of us have nagging questions about the direction contemporary psychiatry has taken:
- What is a disease, or a psychiatric disease in particular?
- Has anyone ever proven clinically or analytically the so-called "chemical imbalance" in the brain?
- Is today's psychiatry medicine and science or economics and politics?
Let's get some straight answers from Dr. Thomas Szasz, who until he died in 2012 was Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY: