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The divided self

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This edition published in by Pantheon Books in New York.

Written in English

237 pages

First published in 1960, this watershed work aimed to make madness comprehensible, and in doing so revolutionized the way we perceive mental illness. Using case studies of patients he had worked with, psychiatrist R. D. Laing argued that psychosis is not a medical condition but an outcome of the 'divided self', or the tension between the two personas within us: one our authentic, private identity, and the other the false, 'sane' self that we present to the world.

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The Divided Self First published in 1959



First Sentence

"The term schizoid refers to an individual the totality of whose experience is split in two main ways: in the first place, there is a rent in his relation with his world and, in the second, there is a disruption of his relation with himself."

Work Description

First published in 1960, this watershed work aimed to make madness comprehensible, and in doing so revolutionized the way we perceive mental illness. Using case studies of patients he had worked with, psychiatrist R. D. Laing argued that psychosis is not a medical condition but an outcome of the 'divided self', or the tension between the two personas within us: one our authentic, private identity, and the other the false, 'sane' self that we present to the world.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 225-229.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
157/.2/82092
Library of Congress
RC465 .L3 1969

The Physical Object

Pagination
237 p.
Number of pages
237

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5687986M
Internet Archive
dividedself00lain
LC Control Number
69020194
Library Thing
56532

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