Laing·ian 'laŋ-ē-ən adj of, relating to, or characteristic of R. D. Laing or his psychological doctrines
Laing 'laŋ Ronald David (1927-1989)
British psychiatrist. Laing began psychoanalytic research at London's Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in 1960. From his clinical experiences there and previously at other psychiatric clinics he developed radical and controversial theories of psychosis and psychoanalysis. His theories centered on the belief that mental illnesses (such as schizophrenia) are an individual's natural and often therapeutic response to the stress and constraints imposed by family and society.
Laingian n an adherent of the psychological doctrines of R. D. Laing

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