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Understanding the Semmelweis Reflex: Beyond Confirmation Bias

The Semmelweis reflex and confirmation bias are two psychological phenomena that often influence human behavior and decision-making, especially in scientific and medical communities. Although they share similarities in how they can hinder the acceptance of new information, their distinct characteristics set them apart significantly. This article explores these differences and sheds light on the implications of each. Semmelweis Reflex: Resistance to New Knowledge The term “Semmelweis reflex” was coined by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz in the 20th century, drawing from the historical case of Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian obstetrician. Semmelweis discovered that the incidence of puerperal fever could be drastically reduced…

Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz and Humans as Moral Agents

The following is a description about morality and philosophy in relation to the ideas of psychiatrist Thomas Szasz (who was a professor emeritus of psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University). Epistemology is a branch of philosophy, and studying the epistemology and history of medicine and psychiatry is incredibly useful (at least some would agree). Ethics is a branch or type of philosophy. If I am remembering correctly, in the book The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement, psychiatrist Thomas Szasz indicates that some individuals attempt sort of…

The Body and the Mind

Thomas Szasz posits that there is no such thing as “mental disease”. There is only bodily diseases. The mind cannot be sick, being an abstract thing. He does not deny that the mind can experience distress. He does not deny that humans can act like crap towards one another. He frames what we might label as “mental disorders” as experiencing “problems in living”. He is a psychiatrist who describes psychiatry as “the medicalization” of something like – – social, political, economic, and moral problems.

Books By Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz

Read books by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz. In my view, psychiatrist Thomas Szasz was mostly correct. Learn about psychiatric coercion. Help to outlaw nonconsensual psychiatry and psychiatric coercion. To some, being antipsychiatry can mean being against psychiatric coercion. Szasz wrote a book entitled Antipsychiatry. Szasz was often labeled as being antipsychiatry, but did not identify as such himself. Thomas Szasz compares coercive psychiatry to the Catholic Inquisition in his book The Manufacture of Madness. Szasz compared psychiatric diagnosis to art forgeries in his book Psychiatry: The Science of Lies. Read the book by Dr. Szasz, Our Right To Drugs: The Case…

Mental Illness and Phlogiston Theory

In his book The Medicalization of Everyday Life, Szasz compares the idea of mental illness to phlogiston theory. Phlogiston was a theory about combustion and oxidation that was sort of right, but it was ultimately wrong. Oxidation in chemistry took the place of phlogiston theory. Mental illness is sort of correct in describing human misery and distress; however, it is ultimately wrong and incomplete. According to Szasz, mental illness is a metaphor that is improperly literalized – like the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation. In his book Psychiatry: The Science of Lies, Szasz compares psychiatric diagnoses as diseases to art forgeries;…

What Is Antipsychiatry?

Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz wrote a whole book lambasting antipsychiatry. The book is entitled Antipsychiatry: Quackery Squared. Ironically, Szasz was often labeled as being an “antipsychiatrist”, even though he vehemently rejected the label. Szasz rejected the label of being antipsychiatry mostly because, according to him, a significant number of antipsychiatrists still embraced psychiatric coercion and nonconsensual psychiatry. I believe we can redefine antipsychiatry as meaning being against psychiatric coercion and nonconsensual psychiatry. If we define antipsychiatry as such, then I identify as being part of the antipsychiatry movement. If antipsychiatry is some mystical mysterious idea that still embraces psychiatric coercion, then…

Being Antipsychiatry Does Not Mean Being Pro-Suicide

I am not pro-suicide. I hope that all suicides stop happening. I am against psychiatric coercion. I am against psychiatric slavery. I want to see an Earth that is so awesome that no one wants to engage in suicide. No one is motivated to engage in suicide. Implementing a universal basic income could help significantly to produce these outcomes. That is mostly the subject for another book however. I am not writing and creating this book to be controversial. In fact, I would rather like to not be controversial. What is so radical about stating that only consensual psychiatry should…