R. D. Laing

R. D. Laing

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ronald David Laing (7 October 1927 - 23 August 1989), was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness - in particular, the 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 he rejected the label. Laing was born in the Govanhill district of Glasgow on 7 October 1927 the only child of David Park MacNair Laing and Amelia Glen Laing (n e Kirkwood). Laing described his parents - his mother especially - as being somewhat odd. Although his biographer son largely discounted Laing's account of his childhood, an obituary by an acquaintance of Laing asserted that about his parent - "the full truth he told only to a few close friends.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136685205
  • 9786136685205