Clients & Patients

Complexity in Primary Care : Understanding its Value

This book has been written by Keiran Sweeny. One review says: “Exeter general practitioner Kieran Sweeney presents an elegant ponderosity: that the explanatory model in contemporary medicine needs to be overhauled to accommodate plurality of world views. This book’s strength…
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Madness and the demand for recognition

Subtitled “A philosophical inquiry into identity and mental health activism”, this book has been written by Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed. The publishers say: “Madness is a complex and contested term. Through time and across cultures it has acquired many formulations: for some, madness is…
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The Phenomenology of Depression: What It’s Like When the ‘Dark Fog’ Descends

Sam Woolfe (freelance writer and blogger) has written : “Phenomenology is a philosophical movement, founded by Edmund Husserl (1859 ­– 1938), which concerns itself with direct experiences. Phenomenologists study the nature of consciousness as it is experienced subjectively in the first person….
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Young People Hearing Voices: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do

This book has been written by Sandra Escher and Marius Romme. The publishers say: “…. a unique, innovative book providing support and practical solutions for the experience of hearing voices. It is in two parts, one part for voice-hearing children, the other…
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Beyond Best Practice: How Mental Health Services Can Be Better

The publishers say : “Written by practitioners for practitioners, this empirically-grounded book offers clinicians of all backgrounds a guide to incorporating feedback and self-development strategies that will dramatically enhance their therapeutic abilities. Building on the foundation of Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT), Beyond…
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My Name Is Rachel

In this 27 minute audio recording from the BBC, Rachel Waddingham tells her story of being sectioned multiple times. At various different times, Rachel has been given a large number of different psychiatric labels/ diagnoses. These include schizophrenia (three times), depression, anxiety,…
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