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The myth of psychotherapy : mental healing as religion, rhetoric, and repression

Author: Thomas Szasz
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Szasz
ISBN: 0815602235 9780815602231
OCLC Number: 16984414
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1978.
Description: xviii, 238 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Myth of psychotherapy: metaphorizing medical treatment --
Persuading persons: rhetoric as remedy --
Curing souls: religion as remedy --
Franz Anton Mesmer: metaphorizing magnetism --
Johann Christian Heinroth: repression as remedy --
Wilhelm Erb, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, and Sigmund Freud: electrical treatment --
Psychoanalytic movement: franchising the Freudian faith --
Psychoanalysis as base rhetoric: Oedipus, from Rex to complex --
Sigmund Freud: the Jewish avenger --
Carl Gustav Jung: pastor without a pulpit --
Psychotherapy: medicine, religion, and power --
Psychotherapy and language: contemporary uses and abuses.
Responsibility: Thomas Szasz.

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