29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
A very nice little summary book.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Madness: A Brief History (Hardcover)
This book, being both small in size and big in words, outstripped my expectations of it. Using clear and unambiguous language, avoiding jargon that usually only serves to alienate folks and just make them feel as if they are the dim ones, the author has summarised and yet fully explained the history of where we are at in psychiatry to date - from chaining folk up to the walls and bleeding them of bad humours, to treating people as people first and unwell second. Highly recommended, and not just for those in the field.