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Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Leading Thinkers | 0 comments

Ronald David Laing (1927 – 1989)

British Psychiatrist – born in Glasgow, Laing is associated with the anti-psychiatry movement and known for his published work on the experience of mental illness, especially psychosis. Laing is noted for taking the expressions or communications of the individual patient or client as representing valid descriptions of lived experience or reality rather than as symptoms of some separate or underlying disorder. In 1965 he founded the Philadelphia Association in London UK, a charity concerned with the understanding and relief of mental suffering.

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