Historical Who is Who

LAING, R D

1927 - 1989
Scotland
SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

Psychiatrist specialising in individual as a family construct. Controversial for his critique of established treatment methods in medical psychology - drugs and shocks, and his claim that there is personal meaning in 'madness' which requires understanding. Authentic morality owes more to existential insight than to bourgeois expectation.

Life

http://pb.rcpsych.org/content/22/7/452.full.pdf

http://www.psychologistanywhereanytime.com/famous_psychologist_and_psychologists/psychologist_famous_r_d_lang.htm

Writings

Knots http://www.oikos.org/knotsen1.htm

Excerpts http://www.awaken.com/tag/r.d.-laing

Video

R. D. Laing on mental illness (2 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTEZ_eumRKI

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