This is an excellent book which I enjoyed and learnt from, from start to finish- possibly not a beginners book, as certainly more would be learnt from some passages if there were to be familiarity of certain techniques. However a significant value of the book is the challenge it makes to the some almost universally accepted conventions in many mental health wards and the choices of `Madication' and dubious value of long term ECT (therapy?) that some patients suffer. This book doesn't claim to have all the answers but it's a step in a good direction. The author regards the book as a footprint - as reader I hope it's the first of several.