Ronald D. Laing (1927-1989) was a British psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He worked in the famous Tavistock Clinic where he researched the extreme disturbances in human communication, especially in psychotics patients.
Laing was concerned with the developing approaches to mental illness. He said that schizophrenia is created by certain forms of human behavior in different kinds of family.
He is considered also the father of the Anti-psychiatric movement.
Ronald D. Laing was the author of numerous books :
– Self and Others
– The Divided Self
– Sanity, Madness and the Family
– The Politics if the Family
– The Politics of Experience
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