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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 44 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Factfulness: Ten Reasons We
    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think - by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, and Anna Rosling Rönnlund

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781473637498 | ISBN 10: 147363749x

    A timely, short and essential book about the power of facts in a post-truth world, by late international sensation Hans Rosling ('a true inspiration' - Bill Gates) and his long-term collaborators Ola and Anna.   Factfulness: The stress-reducing ha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Botanical Brain Balms: Medicinal Plants for Memory, Mood and Mind by Elaine and Nicolette Perry
    Botanical Brain Balms: Medicinal Plants for Memory, Mood and Mind - by Elaine and Nicolette Perry

    £14.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780993389283 | ISBN 10: 0993389287

    Sage improves memory, turmeric has been shown to be as effective as the conventional antidepressant fluoxetine and the calming credentials of chamomile are beyond dispute. Plant remedies for physical disorders are well documented but this book takes ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Be Human: The Manual by Ruby Wax
    How to Be Human: The Manual - by Ruby Wax

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241294758 | ISBN 10: 0241294754

    *FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FRAZZLED* "A three way encounter between a Monk, a neuroscientist and Ruby Wax sounds like the set up for a joke. Instead it's produced one of the most fascinating, intriguing and informative books about mi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy by Lynne Segal
    Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy - by Lynne Segal

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786631558 | ISBN 10: 1786631555

    What is the true meaning of happiness? Lynne Segal explores the radical potential of being together.   Why are we so obsessed by the pursuit of happiness? With new ways to measure contentment we are told that we have a right to individual joy. But ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Introduction to Self-Help for Distressing Voices by Cassie Hazell, Mark Hayward, Clara Strauss, and David Kingdon
    An Introduction to Self-Help for Distressing Voices - by Cassie Hazell, Mark Hayward, Clara Strauss, and David Kingdon

    £4.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781472140340 | ISBN 10: 1472140346

    A concise, introductory guide to the distressing condition of hearing voices, commonly linked with schizophrenia and psychosis, which shows how cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help.   Hearing voices can be highly distressing and impact ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Inner Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
    The Inner Level - by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

    £20.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781846147418 | ISBN 10: 1846147417

    Why is the incidence of mental illness in the UK twice that in Germany? Why are Americans three times more likely than the Dutch to develop gambling problems? Why is child well-being so much worse in New Zealand than Japan? As this groundbreaking stu ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes: Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas by Lucy Nichol
    A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes: Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas - by Lucy Nichol

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911246657 | ISBN 10: 1911246658

    From a young age, Lucy Nichol has always been on edge. Whether it’s because of her fear of beards, a general sense that she can catch a disease from anything, or the belief that she’s going to throw up at any given moment, she’s never really fe ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Philosophy of Loneliness by Lars Svendsen, translated by Kerri Pierce
    A Philosophy of Loneliness - by Lars Svendsen, translated by Kerri Pierce

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780237473 | ISBN 10: 1780237472

    Loneliness is a difficult subject to address, because it has such negative connotations. But the truth is that wherever there are people, there is loneliness: everyone is lonely at some point in their lives. You can be lonely in a crowd or at home, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon
    Mad Girl - by Bryony Gordon

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472232090 | ISBN 10: 1472232097

    "I loved it. A brilliant fast and funny and frank look at something that absolutely needs to be talked about in this way"(Matt Haig) Bryony Gordon has OCD.   It's the snake in her brain that has told her ever since she was a teenager that ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being by William Davies
    The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being - by William Davies

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784780951 | ISBN 10: 1784780952

    Why are we so interested in measuring happiness?   What was a Buddhist monk doing at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos lecturing the world’s leaders on mindfulness? Why do many successful corporations have a ‘chief happiness officer ... more

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  • Cover image of book Upping Your Ziggy: How David Bowie Faced His Childhood Demons - and How You Can Face Yours by Oliver James
    Upping Your Ziggy: How David Bowie Faced His Childhood Demons - and How You Can Face Yours - by Oliver James

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782204909 | ISBN 10: 1782204903

    David Bowie was one of the most famous men of his generation, and remains one of the greatest rock stars of all time. But while his flamboyant career in the public eye has been well documented, much less is known about his family history.  In ... more

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  • Cover image of book The World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction by Matthew Crawford
    The World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction - by Matthew Crawford

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241959442 | ISBN 10: 0241959446

    In this brilliant follow-up to The Case for Working with Your Hands, Matthew Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind. With ever-increasing demands on our attention, and with capitalism increasingly invading every space, how do ... more

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  • Cover image of book So You
    So You've Been Publicly Shamed - by Jon Ronson

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780330492294 | ISBN 10: 0330492292

    From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. 'The te ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
    Reasons to Stay Alive - by Matt Haig

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782116820 | ISBN 10: 1782116826

    What does it mean to feel truly alive? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last of the Hippies: An Hysterical Romance by Penny Rimbaud
    The Last of the Hippies: An Hysterical Romance - by Penny Rimbaud

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781629631035 | ISBN 10: 1629631035

    First published in 1982 as part of the Crass record album Christ: The Album, Penny Rimbaud's The Last of the Hippies is a fiery anarchist polemic centered on the story of his friend, Phil Russell (aka Wally Hope), who was murdered by the State while ... more

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  • Cover image of book Thrive: The Power of Psychological Therapy by Richard Layard and David M. Clark.
    Thrive: The Power of Psychological Therapy - by Richard Layard and David M. Clark.

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241961117 | ISBN 10: 0241961114

    A ground-breaking argument for better treatment of mental health from Richard Layard (author of Happiness) and David M. Clark.   Britain has become a world leader in providing psychological therapies thanks to the work of Richard Layard and Da ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times by Barbara Taylor
    The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times - by Barbara Taylor

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241951828 | ISBN 10: 0241951828

    The Last Asylum is Barbara Taylor's haunting memoir of her journey through the UK mental health system.  A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK  SHORTLISTED FOR THE RBC TAYLOR PRIZE  In July 1988, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young ... more

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  • Cover image of book Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist
    Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis - by Christine Montross

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780746418 | ISBN 10: 1780746415

    A woman habitually commits self-injury, ingesting light bulbs, a box of nails, zippers and a steak knife. A new mother is admitted with incessant visions of harming her child. A recent graduate, dressed in a tunic and declaring that love emanates fro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sane New World: Taming the Mind by Ruby Wax
    Sane New World: Taming the Mind - by Ruby Wax

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444755732 | ISBN 10: 1444755730

    Comedian, writer and mental health campaigner shows us why and how our minds can send us mad and how we can rewire our thinking, especially through mindfulness, to calm ourselves in a frenetic world. Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health cam ... more

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  • Cover image of book Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham
    Psychiatric Tales - by Darryl Cunningham

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781906653309 | ISBN 10: 1906653305

    Psychiatric Tales delves inside the mysteries of mental disorders presenting explanations and recollections using the cartoonists own experiences as both a psychiatric and care nurse and as someone who himself has suffered from depression. Being ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Awakening Artist: Madness and Spiritual Awakening in Art by Patrick Howe
    The Awakening Artist: Madness and Spiritual Awakening in Art - by Patrick Howe

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780996455 | ISBN 10: 1780996454

    The Awakening Artist: Madness and Spiritual Awakening in Art is an art theory book that explores the collision of human madness and spiritual awakening in art. It examines a condition of insanity that can be seen in most art movements throughout art ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries by Jon Ronson
    Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries - by Jon Ronson

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781447223917 | ISBN 10: 1447223918

    A collection of mini-adventure stories from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Psychopath Test also including extra material relating to the film Frank. Jon Ronson has been on patrol with Americas real-life superheroes and to a UFO conve ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
    Hallucinations - by Oliver Sacks

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781447208266 | ISBN 10: 1447208269

    Have you ever seen something that wasnt really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing?  Hallucinations dont belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
    The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry - by Jon Ronson

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780330492270 | ISBN 10: 0330492276

    From the author of Them and The Men Who Stare at Goats, a book exploring the psychopath... This is a story about madness. It all starts when journalist Jon Ronson is contacted by a leading neurologist. She and several colleagues have recently rec ... more

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  • Cover image of book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
    Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain - by Oliver Sacks

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780330523592 | ISBN 10: 0330523597

    Oliver Sacks' compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we understand our own minds. In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual experien ... more

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  • Cover image of book Aspies on Mental Health: Adults Speak Out About Asperger Syndrome by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton (Editors)
    Aspies on Mental Health: Adults Speak Out About Asperger Syndrome - by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton (Editors)

    £15.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849051521 | ISBN 10: 1849051526

    People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can be particularly at risk of developing mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. Here, adults with Asperger Syndrome speak out about their own experiences of mental health issues, offering sound ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hysteria: The Disturbing History by Andrew Scull
    Hysteria: The Disturbing History - by Andrew Scull

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780199692989 | ISBN 10: 019969298x

    The nineteenth century seems to have been full of hysterical women - or so they were diagnosed. Where are they now? The very disease no longer exists. In this fascinating account, Andrew Scull tells the story of Hysteria - an illness that disappeared ... more

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  • Cover image of book Madness: A Very Short Introduction by Andrew Scull
    Madness: A Very Short Introduction - by Andrew Scull

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780199608034 | ISBN 10: 0199608032

    Madness is something that frightens and fascinates us all. It is a word with which we are universally familiar, and a condition that haunts the human imagination. Through the centuries, in poetry and in prose, in drama and in the visual arts, its dep ... more

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  • Cover image of book Remembering Our Childhood: How Memory Betrays Us by Karl Sabbagh
    Remembering Our Childhood: How Memory Betrays Us - by Karl Sabbagh

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780199218417 | ISBN 10: 0199218412

    In this fascinating and sometimes disturbing book, the well-known writer Karl Sabbagh looks at psychologists' present understanding of the nature of memory, especially recollections of childhood, and how, in cases of so-called 'recovered memories', t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct (Revised edition) by Thomas S. Szasz
    The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct (Revised edition) - by Thomas S. Szasz

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780061771224 | ISBN 10: 0061771228

    50th Anniversary Edition with a new Preface and two bonus essays.  The most influential critique of psychiatry ever written, Thomas Szasz's classic book revolutionized thinking about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the mora ... more

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  • Cover image of book Voices of Experience: Narratives of Mental Health Survivors by Thurstine Basset  and Theo Stickley
    Voices of Experience: Narratives of Mental Health Survivors - by Thurstine Basset and Theo Stickley

    £35.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780470683620 | ISBN 10: 0470683627

    Voices of Experience contains a wide range of stories written by mental health survivors. The narratives illustrate how survivors have developed self-management techniques and strategies for living which, together, offer a guide to anybody struggling ... more

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  • Cover image of book What it Feels Like to Be Me by Jenny Salaman Manson
    What it Feels Like to Be Me - by Jenny Salaman Manson

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781846943621 | ISBN 10: 1846943620

    This book is about being alone in our heads. It gives a rare glimpse of what other people feel like: to read it is to reflect on our own experience of being.   People hide behind their appearance in order to get by in the world. In this book ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Restful Mind: Daily Meditations for Enhancing Mental Health by Mark Allen Zabawa
    A Restful Mind: Daily Meditations for Enhancing Mental Health - by Mark Allen Zabawa

    £15.50   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781592857524 | ISBN 10: 1592857523

    With A Restful Mind, Mark Allen Zabawa offers the first book designed to provide inspiration and support specifically for people living with mental health problems. A year of daily readings address the common life issues that arise for those with men ... more

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  • Cover image of book Doctoring the Mind: Why Psychiatric Treatments Fail by Richard P. Bentall
    Doctoring the Mind: Why Psychiatric Treatments Fail - by Richard P. Bentall

    £10.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141023694 | ISBN 10: 0141023694

    Why is the Western world's treatment of mental illness so flawed? Who really benefits from psychiatry? And why would a patient in Nigeria have a much greater chance of recovery than one in the UK?   In Doctoring the Mind, leading clinical p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hearing Voices: A Common Human Experience by John Watkins
    Hearing Voices: A Common Human Experience - by John Watkins

    £21.00   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780855723903 | ISBN 10: 0855723904

    Although hearing voices is often considered a hallmark of madness it is actually a rather common experience. While voices are a prominent symptom of psychotic disorders like schizophrenia they can also occur in many other contexts. Many well-adjust ... more

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  • Cover image of book Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Ken Binmore
    Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction - by Ken Binmore

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780199218462 | ISBN 10: 0199218463

    Games are everywhere: Drivers manoeuvring in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. A firm negotiating next year's wage is playing a bargaining game. The opposing candidates in an ele ... more

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  • Cover image of book Affluenza by Oliver James
    Affluenza - by Oliver James

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780091900113 | ISBN 10: 0091900115

    There is currently an epidemic of 'affluenza' throughout the world - an obsessive, envious, keeping-up-with-the-Joneses - that has resulted in huge increases in depression and anxiety among millions. Over a nine-month period, bestselling author Oliv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Going Sane by Adam Phillips
    Going Sane - by Adam Phillips

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141012490 | ISBN 10: 0141012498

    Volumes have been dedicated to madness, but sanity is rarely mentioned. We can define the mad, but how do we classify the sane?  In Going Sane, psychoanalyst and writer Adam Phillips delves deep into history, philosophy, literature, and his own ... more

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  • Cover image of book Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature by Richard P Bentall
    Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature - by Richard P Bentall

    £12.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780140275407 | ISBN 10: 0140275401

    Is madness purely a medical condition that can be treated with drugs? Is there really a clear dividing line between mental health and mental illness - or is it not so easy to classify who is sane and who is insane? This book shatters the modern myth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Working with Interpreters in Mental Health by Rachel Tribe & Hitesh Raval (editors)
    Working with Interpreters in Mental Health - by Rachel Tribe & Hitesh Raval (editors)

    £29.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780415188791 | ISBN 10: 0415188792

    Why are interpreters an important part of modern healthcare provision? In today's society there is an increasing need for mental health professionals to work with interpreters, yet coverage of this subject in the existing literature is scarce. This ... more

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  • Cover image of book Myths, Madness and the Family: The Impact of Mental Illness on Families by David Jones
    Myths, Madness and the Family: The Impact of Mental Illness on Families - by David Jones

    £33.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780333776186 | ISBN 10: 0333776186

    This book fills a gap in our knowledge about the experiences of families of people suffering from severe mental illness. Original research material is used to support claims that families are struggling with complex feelings such as loss, anger and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Taking Over the Asylum: Empowerment & Mental Health by Marian Barnes & Ric Bowl
    Taking Over the Asylum: Empowerment & Mental Health - by Marian Barnes & Ric Bowl

    £32.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780333740910 | ISBN 10: 0333740912

    One of the most critical developments within 'welfare' in recent years has been the transformation of service users from 'passive recipients' to 'active subjects' of welfare policy & practice. This book explores the way in which users or survivors o ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Is Madness: A Critical Look at Psychiatry and the Future of Mental Health Services by Craig Newnes et al (editors)
    This Is Madness: A Critical Look at Psychiatry and the Future of Mental Health Services - by Craig Newnes et al (editors)

    £18.00   paperback   (1999) - 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 histor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Speaking Our Minds: An Anthology by Edited by Jim Read and Jill Reynolds
    Speaking Our Minds: An Anthology - by Edited by Jim Read and Jill Reynolds

    £29.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780333678503 | ISBN 10: 0333678508

    Speaking Our Minds is an exciting new collection of writing by over fifty people who have experienced mental distress. Some have tried psychotherapy, others have been on medication. There are contributions from people who have been voluntarily admitt ... more

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