Bonnie Burstow, PhD – Short Bio

Deconstructing the Institution: Dr. Burstow is a faculty member at University of Toronto, and an antipsychiatry activist. She writes about language, institutional ruling, resistance, and social change. Works include Psychiatry and the Business of MadnessRadical Feminist Therapy and Psychiatry Disrupted. For more information, see


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