R.D. Laing: A Divided Self : A Biography



R.D Laing Was Britain S Most Famous Psychoanlayst And A Hugely Contentious Figure His Ambition To Make Madness Intelligible Was Reached Through Unorthodox Means And Despite Being A Gifted Professional, He Was Sneered At By The Establishment In This Biography, John Clay Traces Laing S Colourful Life From His Childhood In Glasgow To The Heights Of Fame In The 1960s And Assesses The Influence His Ideas Had On The Future Of Psychiatry.R.D. Laing: A Divided Self : A Biography

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  • Paperback
  • 308 pages
  • R.D. Laing: A Divided Self : A Biography
  • John Clay
  • 09 January 2018
  • 9780340684511

10 thoughts on “R.D. Laing: A Divided Self : A Biography

  1. says:

    It was incredibly noisy most of the time, windows were frequently smashed and patients acted impulsively Most had been given ECT and insulin shock therapy but to little avail, while several had lobotomies Tranquilizers, it has to be remembered, were only introduced in the mid 1950s This was the scene that greeted Laing when he first visited Gartnavel Royal Mental Hospital in Glasgow back in the 1950s It was here, as well as his experience of other mental hospitals in England he witnessed during his national service, that made him realise that things had to change And change things Laing would do He was shocked, disgusted and disillusioned by how the system was treating the mentally ill and so he tried a different approach.Laing and his theories and practices are always going to be a hot button topic in psychiatry circles But of course Laing was one of those select few who broke out of the narrow confines of the then emerging field, and became part of the wider counter culture, attracting many people from celebrities to the most marginalised and desperate of society into his orbit As this book is written by a Jungian analyst there are moments where the author is prone to over analysis, reading too much into tiny, inconsequential things, which can be a slippery slope, but thankfully Clay doesn t get too analytical for too long.We g...

  2. says:

    It s a complex book and I have mixed feelings but give it 5 stars because it is a precious resource and we can t judge R.D Laing by today s standards

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