William Glasser | Psychiatrist, author, 88
He had pneumonia that led to respiratory failure, his son, Martin Glasser, said.
Mr. Glasser was not a typical psychiatrist. He did not prescribe psychiatric drugs to patients, did not dwell on their past behaviors or subconscious thoughts, and largely ignored the standard diagnoses of mental disorders adopted by his profession.
At the risk of sounding like a simpleton, which fit some critics' views of him, he often said there was really only one problem that sent people into therapy. "They are unhappy," he said.
Mr. Glasser counseled patients to take responsibility for fulfilling those needs in a positive manner and believed that even schizophrenics and manic depressives could benefit from his approach. - Los Angeles Times