Date of birth October 07, 1927 - Date of death August 23, 1989 Bio This controversial Scottish psychiatrist challenged the ideas of conventional psychiatry. psychiatrist Outside media Books - Choose - Compassionate Child-Rearing - An In-Depth Approach to Optimal Parenting Dialogue with R.D. Laing. Divided Self (Penguin Psychology) Knots Mad to Be Normal - Conversations With R.D. Laing R D Laing: Creative Destroyer R.D. Laing R.D. Laing - A Divided Self - A Biography R.D. Laing and the Paths of Anti-Psychiatry Selected Works of R.D. Laing The Crucible of Experience - R.D. Laing and the Crisis of Psychotherapy The Wing of Madness - The Life and Work of R. D. Laing Wisdom, Madness and Folly People Mary Barnes Movies Asylum (R D Laing) The Hurricane (1999) Comments View the discussion thread.