Out of the madhouse-Ian Maitland, Michael Maitland   Leave a comment

 

There are many self help books on mental health now, but i have never come across one like this. Written jointly by father and son, it covers a 4 year period of crisis in the life of a young man whilst doing his MA. His story is mostly covered by using a diary he wrote at the time. In between excerpts of the diary the father explains the impact of his sons illness on the family. In other sections he includes exercises for relaxing, coping with stress and panic, all of which are indexed separately.
It is a really interesting mix. It is a follow up from a previous book which told his sons life story, covering the crisis petiod, going back to its origins.
It is a fascinating and illuminating book in its differing point of view.
Well worth a read

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Posted December 22, 2017 by dianne7 in book review

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