'Using the art of clinical storytelling, Professor Lucey allows us to enter his room an extraordinary space where theory informs practice and practice informs theory ... In My Room provides valuable insights that will benefit every human being interested in better understanding mental health. This is a beautiful book that should be read out loud at times, shared with others, and openly discussed' --Charlotte R. Shore, RN, BSN, Newton Wellesley Hospital, USA and David A. Shore, PhD, Harvard University
'What a sublime pleasure to read a book about a topic that isn't easily accessible and that is artfully and compellingly written ... the lessons are visceral and the unputdownable narratives are about people playing for life stake.' --Aidan Halligan, Former Deputy Chief Medical Officer of England, Director of Well North and Principal of NHS Staff College and Chairman of Pathway,
'It's a really fascinating book, because you get to glimpse inside real stories' --Keelin Shanley, Morning Edition
'The great message of In My Room for patients and their families is that recovery from mental illness is possible.' --Mark Edmund Hutcheson, Sunday Independent
About the Author
Professor James V. Lucey MD (Dub), PhD (Lond), FRCPI, FRCPsychis Medical Director, St Patrick s Mental Health Services, Dublin and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin. He has more than 25 years experience in psychiatry. In addition to medical management he maintains his clinical practice at St Patrick s where he works on the assessment, diagnosis and management of obsessive compulsive (OCD) and other anxiety disorders. He gives public lectures and is a regular broadcaster on mental health matters on RTÉ radio featuring on Today with Sean O Rourke .