Saturday November 28, 2020

The Great Pretender: A damning diagnosis of a well-known psychiatric experiment

Psychiatry: Susannah Cahalan reveals how the results of a famous study into psychiatric malpractice weren’t as clear cut as they initially appeared

16th February, 2020
Stanford psychologist David Rosenhan carried out a famous experiment in which he and eight other mentally healthy participants managed to get themselves admitted into psychiatric hospitals

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that changed our Understanding of Madness

By Susannah Cahalan

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