Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D.

Schaler, J.A. (1992, June 30). Images of psychiatry.
The Washington Post. Health Section, Letters, p. Z4.

At the risk of being diagnosed, I submit that Dr. Ablow's essay is one of the better examples of self-serving psychiatric doublespeak. Psychiatrists won't tell the public what they're doing because "the uninitiated will . . . do [their] field harm -- or do it in." To paraphrase the Viennese curmudgeon Karl Kraus: Psychiatry is an illness masquerading as a cure.

Jeffrey A. Schaler
Silver Spring