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TOTD 29 Aug 2001

The federal government -- which closely monitors the size of eggs -- does not collect data on how many patients are killed by a procedure [of restraint] that is used every day in psychiatric and mental retardation facilities across the country.

-Eric M. Weiss, Deadly Restraint, A Hartford Courant Investigative Report

The major obstacle preventing psychotherapy from reaching its promise in the past - and boding ill for its future - is the spirit of paternalism and the passion for coercion that animates many of its practitioners.

-Thomas Szasz, On the future of psychotherapy

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