Until recent years, bad and immoral were terms used to describe people who are w referred to as sick and in need of treatment. Moral and religious perspectives have been clearly replaced by medical and therapeutic rhetoric. It is little wonder that the world is plagued by legions of rapists, drug users, murderers, thieves, child abusers--you name it--all of whom are w referred to as having one form or ather of addiction, and are thus either sick or suffering from mental illness. Accordingly, modern psychotherapists claim that these are in need of specialized therapy or treatment, to help them cope with their disease. Moral relativism-bolstered by psychotherapy-has prevailed over the traditional ideas of self-control, individual responsibility, and moral culpability.Thomas Szasz moves to demythologize psychotherapy itself, and he does it in a most provocative manner.