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This remarkable autobiography charts the subtle horrors of Laing's own upbringing in a resolutely "respectable" Scottish family in the 1940s. The author's lucid and witty prose offers some unforgettable personal experiences and a host of cultural, political and professional insights as he reflects on the growing unease he came to feel in his role as psychiatrist in a socieThis remarkable autobiography charts the subtle horrors of Laing's own upbringing in a resolutely "respectable" Scottish family in the 1940s. The author's lucid and witty prose offers some unforgettable personal experiences and a host of cultural, political and professional insights as he reflects on the growing unease he came to feel in his role as psychiatrist in a society "destroying itself by violence masquerading as love."...

Title : Wisdom, Madness and Folly: The Making of a Psychiatrist 1927-57
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ISBN : 9780070358492
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Number of Pages : 296 Pages
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  • Yousef Nabil
    2019-04-09 03:49

    كتاب أكثر بكثير من رائع . طبيب نفسى يحاور أساليب الطب النفسى الحديث ، ويضع يده على المشكلات الأساسية فى الطب النفسى من خلال رحلته المهنية فى المجال . كتاب يمتلىء بالغرابة والإدهاش .

  • حسين
    2019-03-27 07:00

    كان عندي 15 سنة لما اكتشفت لانج لأول مرة، فاكر إني استمتعت بغرابة الكتاب، كونه أول كتاب في علم النفس أقراه. في السنين الأخيرة حاولت كتير أدور عليه وأفتكر إسمه أثناء اهتمامي المتجدد بعلم النفس لكن فشلت في تذكره، من ناحية تانية خالص ريم أعادت اكتشافي للانج لما رفعت اقتباس له على مدونتها، دورت عليه أكتر من مرة وحفظت إسمه في حال إني قررت أخوض في معرفة العلم دا، صادفته أكتر من مرة بعد كدا، وفي كل مرة كنت حاسس إني أعرفه من زمان، النهاردا مع البحث الدؤوب الصدفة جمعتني بيه تاني وأكدت لي إننا فعلاً كنا نعرف بعض.

  • Aditi
    2019-04-19 06:48

    My most favorite psychology book of all times. The frustrations and challenges of being a psychology and the love for people communicated in an autobiography by one of the very good psychiatrists in England. His life-story and work is truly remarkable.

  • PhebeAnn Wolframe-Smith
    2019-04-14 07:59

    Laing's writing is dry and his memoir comes across as disjointed, with a drawn out focus on his earlier years of life and then, in his description of his professional years, more of a focus on case studies of patients which are meant to illustrate his changing feelings about psychiatry as a discipline. The explanation of his own revelations are brief, however, in comparison to the case studies which left me at times wondering why he had explored certain cases at length.Nevertheless, the most interesting parts of the book were these brief descriptions of how he came to question certain norms within the profession, such as not speaking to patients diagnosed as schizophrenic because it would feed their psychosis, and in general, the great supposed gap of intelligibility between the sane and the mad. For whatever one might think of Laing's behaviour in his personal life (drinking, womanizing, & his children have described experiences of both abuse and neglect - ironic considering Laing's focus on how family dynamics give rise to mental illness) or the more questionable aspects of his professional behaviour later in his career, after the period described in this book (e.g. taking LSD with his patients) his insistence on seeing patients as people with complex lives - which he emphasizes in this book - was radical in mental health care at the time (and arguably still is in many corners).