Journal of Libertarian Studies

The Lying Truths of Psychiatry

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

Of all the lying truths popular today, one of the most important is surely the mendacity inherent in the term “mental illness.” In addition to asserting a falsehood concealed as a truth, this term also generates and justifies a host of related mendacious propositions and deceitful practices.

Volume 3, Number 2 (1979)


Szasz, Thomas S. “The Lying Truths of Psychiatry.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 3, No.2 (1979): 121-139.

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