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Top 93 Quotes About Psychiatrists

#1. Psychiatrists always say, Oh, we're very professional. I use exercise as my medication. - Author: Trisha Goddard
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#2. You can see neurosis from below - as a sickness - as most psychiatrists see it. Or you can understand it as a compassionate man might: respecting the neurosis as a fumbling and inefficient effort toward good ends. - Author: Abraham Maslow
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#3. You may be guided by the unending effort of poets and artists, biologists and psychiatrists to describe that irreplaceable and still mysterious emotion so essential to the human condition, but all the search engines in the universe cannot compete with the first kiss. - Author: Tom Brokaw
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#4. Greater self-awareness," he'd told Rocky on a night when sleep wouldn't come, "doesn't make a species any happier, pal. If it did, we'd have fewer psychiatrists and barrooms ... - Author: Dean Koontz
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#5. Everybody has anger or regret in them one way or another. They all try different things to get it out. Some people go to psychiatrists. Some paint pictures. Some people talk it out. - Author: Sylvester Stallone
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#6. Advertisers in general bear a large part of the responsibility for the deep feelings of inadequacy that drive women to psychiatrists, pills, or the bottle. - Author: Marya Mannes
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#7. Q: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? A: Only one, but the light bulb has to WANT to change. - Author: David John Allan
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#8. When I visited Guantanamo Bay several years ago, I met a team of psychiatrists treating the detainees. When I asked how they distinguished between, say, schizophrenia or bipolarity and a bedrock religious commitment to holy war, they couldn't answer. - Author: Monica Crowley
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#9. I have no hang-ups. I don't have to go to psychiatrists. - Author: Dan Lauria
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#10. I expect most psychiatrists have a patient or two they'd like to refer to me. - Author: Thomas Harris
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#11. Sigmund Freud was a novelist with a scientific background. He just didn't know he was a novelist. All those damn psychiatrists after him, they didn't know he was a novelist either.
(Interview in Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton, 1988) - Author: John Irving
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#12. The major tragedies in life, there's just no compensation. But the minor ones you can always write about. It's my way of dealing, and it's a heck of a lot cheaper than psychiatrists. The story, you see, will get you through. - Author: Octavia E. Butler
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#13. Relationships take up energy; letting go of them, psychiatrists theorize, entails mental work. When you lose someone you were close to, you have to reassess your picture of the world and your place in it. The more your identity was wrapped up with the deceased, the more difficult the loss. - Author: Meghan O'Rourke
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#14. The world's religions, for all their parochialism, did supply a kind of consolation for this great ache ... This shattering recognition of our mortality is at the root of far more mental illness than I suspect even psychiatrists are aware. - Author: Stanley Kubrick
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#15. In Greece we're too poor to go to psychiatrists
we have friends instead. - Author: Melina Mercouri
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#16. The few psychiatrists I respect always talk about people being mad. Use the short, simple, true words... "Mad" has the right sound to it. It's an ordinary word, a word which tells us how lunacy might come and call like a delivery van. - Author: Julian Barnes
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#17. The usual comment from psychologists and psychiatrists was that it's best not to encourage people to look at their dreams because they are liable to stir up problems for themselves. - Author: Henry Reed
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#18. I discovered there was an endless source of robust enjoyment in trifling with psychiatrists. - Author: Vladimir Nabokov
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#19. How do you tell the psychiatrists from the patients in the hospital?
The patients get better and leave. - Author: Lisa Scottoline
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#20. The psychiatrists say that everybody should have a hobby. The hobby I recommend is advertising - Author: David Ogilvy
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#21. Psychiatrists classify a person as neurotic if he suffers from his problems in living, and a psychotic if he makes others suffer. - Author: Carl Jung
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#22. The thing about this job is people go to psychiatrists and pay them $60, $70 an hour to tell them all their screwed-up fantasies, and I write mine down and people pay me. That's just how I roll. - Author: Stephen King
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#23. Internists know everything but do nothing; surgeons know nothing but do everything; psychiatrists know nothing and do nothing; and pathologists know everything and do everything, but it is too late. - Author: Vincent DiMaio
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#24. Even academic elites are drawn to the figure of the murderer, which has long been a focus of attention for psychiatrists, sociologists, and criminologists. - Author: Eric Schlosser
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#25. I had sent her to four consecutive psychiatrists, and not one of them had gotten me sober. - Author: Alcoholics Anonymous
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#26. It's like the psychiatrists themselves are buying into that stupid belief that therapy is something to hide. - Author: Jodi Picoult
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#27. Psychotherapy is a practice that many different professional disciplines engage. Psychiatrists are also medical doctors and increasingly offer medication and do less and less actual therapy. - Author: Jed Diamond
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#28. A psychiatrists is the next man you start talking to after you start talking to yourself. - Author: Fred Allen
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#29. If the race is to be freed from its crippling burden of good and evil it must be psychiatrists who take the original responsibility - Author: Brock Chisholm
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#30. I have seen one or two psychiatrists. They just sit and nod and doodle. - Author: Steven Morrissey
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#31. Philosophers and psychiatrists should explain why it is that we mathematicians are in the habit of systematically erasing our footsteps. Scientists have always looked askance at this strange habit of mathematicians, which has changed little from Pythagoras to our day. - Author: Gian-Carlo Rota
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#32. As for being responsible or irresponsible, we don't recognize those notions, they're for policemen and courtroom psychiatrists. - Author: Gilles Deleuze
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#33. Sometimes it's said that psychiatrists are doctors who are frightened by the sight of blood. I might have fallen into that category. - Author: Robert Jay Lifton
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#34. Writers, not psychiatrists, are the true interpreters of the human mind and heart, and we have been at it for a very long time. - Author: Florence King
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#35. If the Prince of Peace should come to earth, one of the first things he would do would be to put psychiatrists in their place. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#36. I don't hold with shamans, witch doctors, or psychiatrists. Shakespeare, Tolstoy, or even Dickens, understood more about the human condition than ever occurred to any of you. You overrated bunch of charlatans deal with the grammar of human problems, and the writers I've mentioned with the essence. - Author: Mordecai Richler
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#37. Keep clear of psychiatrists unless you know that they are also Christians. Otherwise they start with the assumption that your religion is an illusion and try to 'cure' it: and this assumption they make not as professional psychologists but as amateur philosophers. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#38. Passion makes most psychiatrists nervous - Author: Joseph Campbell
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#39. Medicine was certainly intended to be a career. I wanted to become a psychiatrist, an adolescent ambition which, of course, is fulfilled by many psychiatrists. - Author: J.G. Ballard
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#40. The psychiatrists examine you and ask you about your life and work, and then they decide whether your film can be shown or not. It's a horrible experience. - Author: Dario Argento
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#41. If you listen to neurologists and psychiatrists, you'd never fall in love. - Author: Timothy Leary
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#42. So we had psychiatrists and counselors and therapists around the set regularly, especially for those scenes in which Jason would be dealing with a patient to make sure we were doing it all appropriately. - Author: Alan Thicke
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#43. Psychiatrists the dominant lay priesthood since the First World War ... - Author: J.G. Ballard
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#44. We don't call them inmates,' Molly said, quoting one of the psychiatrists.'We call them patients. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#45. Sick ones cannot teach you to be well. Psychiatrists have a high suicide rate. Why do you think they can help you live happily, or add to your vitality? Physicians are not the healthiest of men by far. Why do you think they can cure you? - Author: Seth
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#46. Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom. - Author: Michael Ellner
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#47. Psychoanalysis seemed an expensive, slow working, unreliable tranquilizer. If LSD were really to do what
Alpert and Leary claimed for it, all psychiatrists would be out of a job overnight. - Author: Luke Rhinehart
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#48. Golf has probably kept more people sane than psychiatrists have. - Author: Harvey Penick
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#49. We have forensic psychiatrists who try to draw a line between those who are sick and those who are criminal, and they bend and twist the truth to make it fit into their world of theoretical models. - Author: Jo Nesbo
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#50. I don't like psychiatry. I don't believe it works. I believe psychiatrists are neurotic or psychotic, for the most part. - Author: Kirstie Alley
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#51. Linde's Danger to Self is a warm, candid and appealing account of being an emergency room psychiatrist. Linde captures the non-conformist, hard-boiled style of the psychiatrists who work in this setting. - Author: Tanya Luhrmann
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#52. A psychiatrist does not want you to wake up. He tells you to dream some more, to find the pond and pour more tears into it. And really, he's just another bird drinking from your misery. - Author: Amy Tan
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#53. In Italy the censor is very old and there are many judges and psychiatrists who analyse you. - Author: Dario Argento
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#54. I had control issues, enough emotional baggage to excite a team of psychiatrists, and - thanks to my demon half - a penchant for snap decisions driven by instinct. And that was when my demon was subdued. When she came to the party, I was as stable as a nuclear reactor on meltdown. - Author: Pippa DaCosta
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#55. Psychiatrists look for twisted molecules and defective genes as the causes of schizophrenia, because schizophrenia is the name of a disease. If Christianity or Communism were called diseases, would they then look for the chemical and genetic "causes" of these "conditions"? - Author: Thomas Szasz
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#56. The discovery of phobias by psychiatrists has done much to clear the atmosphere. Whereas in the old days a person would say: 'Let's get the heck out of here!' today she says: 'Let's get the heck out of here! I've got claustrophobia. - Author: Robert Benchley
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#57. How many psychiatrists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?" "I don't know. How many?" "Eight." "Why?" "Oh, stop overanalyzing it. - Author: Dennis Lehane
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#58. Hate is just as injurious to the hater as it is to the hated. Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Many of our inner conflicts are rooted in hate. This is why the psychiatrists say, "Love or perish." Hate is too great a burden to bear. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#59. Psychiatrists urge me to take my tranquilizers. When I don't they become agitated. I take their pills to calm them down. - Author: Brian Spellman
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#60. Isn't it boring ... how people always want to tell you their own stories instead of listening to yours? I suppose that's why psychiatrists are better than friends; the paid listener doesn't interrupt with his own experiences. - Author: Helen Van Slyke
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#61. The difference between psychiatrists and other mentally disturbed people is something like the relationship between concave and convex madness. - Author: Karl Kraus
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#62. Since this is the age of science, not religion, psychiatrists are our rabbis, heroin is our pork, and the addict is the unclean person. - Author: Thomas Szasz
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#63. Psychiatrists don't solve anything from one day to the next. - Author: Victoria Abril
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#64. Dotty (off): HELP!
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Archie: It's all right - just exhibitionism: what we psychiatrists call 'a cry for help'.
Bones: But it was a cry for help.
Archie: Perhaps I'm not making myself clear. All exhibitionism is a crey for help, but a cry for help as such is only exhibitionism. - Author: Tom Stoppard
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#65. To believe that an insane person can be helped by priests or psychiatrists, is like believing that the slaughter can help the dying lamb. - Author: Daniel Marques
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#66. In total, I was diagnosed with depression by eight psychotherapists and psychiatrists over a period of thirteen years. Diagnosed wrong. Absolutely wrong. My accurate diagnosis was manic depression, or what we call bipolar disorder today. - Author: Andy Behrman
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#67. I saw the patterns of history and thought that a human might be eighty per cent chemicals, eighteen per cent his past, and two per cent feeling, creatures of habit. Which makes psychiatrists really pharmacists who have to listen longer. - Author: Gerard Donovan
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#68. They had taken me to an exhibit called 'Psychiatry: Industry of Death' on Hollywood Boulevard, where a Scientologist told me psychiatrists set up the Holocaust. I feared I was being brain-washed. And then I lost it - big time. - Author: John Sweeney
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#69. The concept of the psychopath is, in fact, an admission of failure to solve the mystery of evil - it is merely a restatement of the mystery - and only offers an escape valve for the frustration felt by psychiatrists, social workers, and police officers, who daily encounter its force. - Author: Janet Malcolm
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#70. The old joke is that psychiatrists are doctors who can't stand the sight of blood. Maybe they can't stand it, but if they work where I work, they damn well better get used to it.
At least surgeons and prizefighters get to wear gloves - Author: Mike Bartos
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#71. Beware of the man who denounces psychiatrists; / he is afraid. - Author: Erica Jong
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#72. An international team of psychiatrists has flown to Redmond, WA in an attempt to discover exactly what makes Bill Gates tick. And, more especially, what makes him go cuckoo every half hour. - Author: David Pogue
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#73. I first wanted to be a psychiatrist. I decided against that in medical school when I discovered that psychiatrists didn't, in reality, do what they did on TV. - Author: Ben Carson
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#74. Who needs psychiatrists? Who needs grief counsellors and life coaches and motivational speakers? Fuck all that! Just stare at the night sky and let yourself get lost in it every now and then. - Author: J.A. Redmerski
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#75. One Blue Dog Democratic House Member reminded me earlier this month of the saying that 'insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.' He wondered if his fellow Members weren't more in need of advice from psychiatrists than from economists at this point. - Author: John Fund
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#76. I smile, now, thinking: we all like to think we are important enough to need psychiatrists - Author: Sylvia Plath
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#77. My mother sent me to psychiatrists since the age of four because she didn't think little boys should be sad. When my brother was born, I stared out the window for days. Can you imagine that? - Author: Andy Kaufman
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#78. Studies by Medical Corps psychiatrists of combat fatigue cases ... found that fear of killing, rather than fear of being killed, was the most common cause of battle failure, and that fear of failure ran a strong second. - Author: Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall
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#79. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refuse to entertain the idea that society as a whole may be lacking in sanity. They hold that the problem of mental health in a society is only that of the number of 'unadjusted' individuals, and not of a possible unadjustment of the culture itself. - Author: Erich Fromm
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#80. Many people say that psychiatrists just want to push drugs. Well I seriously have to say, without medication, I'd be locked up in a VA hospital somewhere. - Author: Stanley Victor Paskavich
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#81. Anybody who is thinking of applying for the Scotland job in the next eight or nine years should go get themselves checked out by about 15 psychiatrists. - Author: Martin O'Neill
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#82. As the months went by, Talese began to see the masseuse as a kind of unlicensed therapist. Just as thousands of people each day paid psychiatrists money to be heard, the massage man paid money to be touched. - Author: Gay Talese
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#83. I don't like psychiatrists," Alecto told her. "Not because they don't think I'm real, but because they have no idea what they're doing. - Author: Rebecca McNutt
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#84. Editors and their authors seldom form deep friendships for the same reason that psychiatrists and their patients keep their distance: The relationship requires candor that mixes poorly with intimacy. - Author: Jason Epstein
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#85. In London, 'Equus' caused a sensation because it displayed cruelty to horses; in New York, because it allegedly displayed cruelty to psychiatrists. - Author: Peter Shaffer
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#86. The invention of IQ did a great disservice to creativity in education ... Individuality, personality, originality, are too precious to be meddled with by amateur psychiatrists whose patterns for a "wholesome personality" are inevitably their own. - Author: Joel Henry Hildebrand
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#87. They safely cured the world of sadness, wiser the Pfizer for it? - Author: Brian Spellman
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#88. Yes, women are stronger than us. They face more directly the problems that confront them, and for that reason they are much more spectacular to talk about. I don't know why I am more interested in women, because I don't go to any psychiatrists, and I don't want to know why. - Author: Pedro Almodovar
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#89. Psychiatrists say that 1 of 4 people are mentally ill. Check 3 friends. If they are okay, you're it. - Author: Henny Youngman
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#90. No better is the propensity, very popular nowadays, to brand supporters of other ideologies as lunatics. Psychiatrists - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#91. The new psychiatrists say that everything and anything can be traced back to sexual causes. Their method, for example, could be explained as the eroticism of father confessors. - Author: Karl Kraus
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#92. Schizophrenia is the name for a condition that most psychiatrists ascribe to patients they call schizophrenic. - Author: R.D. Laing
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#93. The young and the old are defenseless against relatives who want to get rid of them by casting them in the role of mental patient,and against psychiatrists whose livelihood depends on defining them as mentally ill. - Author: Thomas Szasz
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