R. D. Laing blue plaque in Glasgow

R. D. Laing 1927 - 1989 psychiatrist psychoanalyst was born here

Ronald David Laing (7 October 1927 – 23 August 1989), usually cited as R. D. Laing, was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness – in particular, the experience of psychosis. Laing's views on the causes and treatment of serious mental dysfunction, greatly influenced by existential philosophy, ran counter to the psychiatric orthodoxy of the day by taking the expressed feelings of the individual patient or client as valid descriptions of lived experience rather than simply as symptoms of some separate or underlying disorder. Laing was associated with the anti-psychiatry movement, although he rejected the label. Politically, he was regarded as a thinker of the New Left.

Source: dbpedia

Local area map loading...
All plaques in Glasgow

Tell us what you know about R. D. Laing blue plaque in Glasgow

BluePlaquePlaces.co.uk is a Good Stuff website.