Excellent, informative, accessible read I find it almost a shame that the title of this book refers specifically to so called ‘Schizophrenia’, when it is in fact a valuable read which applies to – I think – all areas of mental health difficulties.Jargon is explained, the tone is professional and approachable, with some humour and humbleness – making this book accessible to a whole range of readers.The thoughts, feelings, opinions and research of a wide range of professionals, those with lived experience, friends, family,…
Well-written – but flawed. I could have been more generous with my rating – this book was very well written and I think the author has the best of intentions. It’s a good effort, and hopefully it will go some way towards de-stigmatising ‘schizophrenia’. However, as somebody who was diagnosed with ‘schizophrenia’ at the age of 19 (I am now 51) I have serious reservations about the ideas expressed within it. Also, this review is taking me ages to write and I am trying to be fair, so please bear with me!I feel…
A must read for everyone Not many books stand out as a “must read” but this is definitely one of them. A truly excellent summary of the state of things in our NHS mental health services. But so much more than that – this guy can write – I mean really write a tale about human frailty at its limits. This book describes what we all know about but don’t talk about. The clarity, the depth, the lucidity. A truly GREAT author.
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