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Reviewed by Dr Chandrashekar Gangaraju
I am grateful to the service user who gave this book to the Consultant Psychiatrist that I was working with a couple of years ago. I found it interesting and bought my own copy.
This book is a product of psychological research on over a thousand eccentrics. It is an absolute joy to read. It is packed with facts and quotes with some interesting details about people from history that I did not know. Some descriptions are very funny and some you would think are just unbelievable.
Reviewed by Dr Frances Travers
“Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is like being branded with a scarlet A. This is now who I am, someone with dementia. This was how I would, for a time, define myself and how others continue to define me. But I am not what I say or what I do or what I remember. I am fundamentally more than that.”
‘Still Alice’ was recommended to me by a friend with a shared interest in psychiatry. I've read it twice, and found it unputdownable. read more...
Reviewed by Purvesh Madhani
This is a fine piece of science writing and similar to Dr Mukerjee’s book the Emperor of All Maladies in many ways. read more...
Reviewed by Dr Rahat Ghafoor
This book is one of range of books by Marge Heegard. This book is designed to be used by children aged 6-12 who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. It is an excellent book which can be used by professionals working with young children who have experienced loss, victimization, or family dysfunction caused by natural disaster or human violence. It is intended to help the children to almost any overwhelming event that creates anxiety and helplessness that impairs a child’s functioning. read more...
Reviewed by Dr Chanpreet Blayney
An epic tale currently spanning five books – 1) Game of Thrones 2) Clash of Kings 3) Storm of Swords 4) Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.
The books are set on a mystical and medieval backdrop in the world of ‘Westeros’. Society is ordered in a distinct feudal hierarchy - from the Royal family, the Nobles, the ‘Lesser houses’ down to the peasants. The dramatic interplay involving the Royals and Nobles forms the basis for ‘A Game of Thrones’ - where politics, treachery, family honour and lust for power culminate in War.
I chanced upon this book on Amazon given my interest in prisons and mental health after having read about Alexander Macononochie.
In this collection of essays I came across terms and concepts in penal policy that were totally new to me. It opened up a whole new way of looking at offenders and also the wider issues around prisons. read more...
Reviewed by Dr Rafat Ghafoor
Lifetimes is a moving book for children of all ages. It helps explain life and death in a sensitive, caring, beautiful way. It describes beginning and endings and living in between. It has pictures and illustrations about plants, animals and people and their lifetimes. It tells us that dying is as much a part of living as being born. read more...
Reviewed by Lars Davidsson
The joy of writing Medico-legal Reports can certainly not be underestimated and Dr Allen is an excellent advocate for this kind of simple pleasure. read more...
Reviewed by Dr Anney Varghese
This interesting book takes us through the journey of TWINS from birth through to adulthood focusing on issues of attachment and individuation. read more...
Reviewed by Dr Patrick Quinn
Although the book is a work of fiction, the times are relevant to today namely parent child relationships, intrafamilial tension and the palpable struggle when a parent is distant to the needs of their child no matter what age. read more...
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