Thomas Szasz, a psychiatrist himself, said controversial things about psychiatry. While some of them are extreme, I think it is interesting to be exposed to his ideas at least once. Here's a recent article on him, for what it's worth: http://www.aeonmagazine.com/world-views/holly-case-thomas-szasz-insanity-plea/ Thomas Szasz made observations about the power given to psychiatrists by society e.g. to be coercive. I find it interesting to think of what Thomas Szasz wrote about when reading how some psychiatrists would like to deny some disability supports to people with ME/CFS e.g. http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...ice-guidelines-insight-into-their-views.1239/ . Also, want to coerce patients to do CBT/GET before get disability payments.