"Drawing on a rich array of philosophy, history, politics, psychology, and sociology, Allison and Roberts write in lucid prose that makes reading and learning about their important and appalling subject a pleasure. With an enlightened sensibility, they expose the way that mothers have been blamed and pathologized by the unscientific and damaging creation of an allegedly rampant ‘mental disorder.’ This book is essential reading both for its own sake and because it beautifully illustrates the dangerous workings of a largely unchallenged, hegemonic mental ‘health’ system."
- Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D., Author, They Say You're Crazy
"David Allison and Mark Roberts's book opens a fundamental problematic whose stakes go far beyond the caricatured applications of so-called psychoanalysis in contemporary American society. Beyond the technocratic abuse of such an abstract model as MBPS, which ignores clinical detail and perpetuates social exclusion, a great question arises here that will hold the reader's attention and will certainly prompt new research: What is the mother's role in the mental development of the individual? What are her strengths, her weaknesses, her limits -- her rights?"
- Julia Kristeva, Ph.D., Author, Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia