If the concept of the family and what constitutes family values is relative, mutable over time and space, is the concept of madness, of Schizophrenia, built on similar shifting sand? Since the 1960s a number of authors have argued just this, albeit from varying and sometimes contradictory positions. In this chapter, the works of five of these theorists, Laing, Goffman, Szasz, Scheff and Foucault will be examined.