ASYLUM and BEDLAM: The Anti-Psychiatric Strain in Some Recent American Novels Paul Brewin

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ASYLUM and BEDLAM: The Anti-Psychiatric Strain in Some Recent American Novels by Paul Brewin
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During the nineteen sixties and after, a movement began that was highly critical of modern psychiatry. This movement became known as the “anti-psychiatry movement”. The key figures associated with anti-psychiatry are Thomas Szasz and Ronald Laing.MoreDuring the nineteen sixties and after, a movement began that was highly critical of modern psychiatry.

This movement became known as the “anti-psychiatry movement”. The key figures associated with anti-psychiatry are Thomas Szasz and Ronald Laing. The anti-psychiatrists (broadly speaking) are opposed to:- the whole concept of mental illness as a disease- the classification of people as mentally ill, schizophrenic, neurotic and so on- the involuntary hospitalisation of patients- mental hospitals as they exist now- and the use of physical treatments such as electroconvulsive therapy, psycho-surgery and drug therapy.The views of the anti-psychiatrists have been used to examine several novels written during the same period.

The novels also criticise many aspects of psychiatry. Three works of fiction are considered in detail: Sylvia Plaths The Bell Jar, Frederick Exleys A Fans Notes and Ken Keseys One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest. It is hoped to show how the anti-psychiatric strain in these novels offers an approach to modern psychiatry which is equally critical, if less formal, than the anti-psychiatric non-fiction.



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