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This Is Madness: A Critical Look at Psychiatry and the Future of Mental Health Services

by Craig Newnes et al (editors) - £18.00  PCCS (1999)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781898059257 | ISBN 10: 189805925x

Page one of This is Madness clearly lays the foundation for the ethos and contents of the book. A comprehensive critique of the contemporary British psychiatric system, This is Madness is a breath of fresh air. The 23 contributors examine the history of psychiatry, the validity of diagnostic systems, and the value of traditional medical and alternative approaches to emotional distress and crisis. In turn critical, strident, scholarly, personal, moving and ultimately hopeful, it brings together the views of professionals and users. It is an attempt to develop a more effective, respectful and humane mental health system.

"This is Madness is essential reading for us all because the practice of psychiatry affects us all"
(Dorothy Rowe)

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