This book is an empowering psych resource. If you’ve been in contact with doctors, including psychiatrists, or if you still are, and you’ve been treated for mental ill health, or still are, then it’s likely you have some pressing questions. If you haven’t, you should have. Now it can be hard to ask these questions, and sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what the questions are. The big ones, the fundamental ones, the ones you need to be asking are asked in this book, and answered. Your journey out of pain and dysfunction to joy, fulfillment and vitality may take you to a GP, psychiatrist or other mainstream, medically-oriented mental health professional. You’ll get a lot more out of those consultations if you have a good idea where they fit in the scheme of things……what part – if any – could psychiatry play in your healing and growth. So, enjoy this little book. It’s really a navigation guide to help you through, or around, the psychiatric industry. May you feel calmer, clearer and more confident as you view the path ahead.
Dr Christopher Corcos completed medical training London in 1987, going on to qualify in psychiatry in the UK and Australia. He has a special gift for making complex, difficult and sometimes controversial subjects clear. His aim is to provide people from all walks of life the knowledge and resources they need to guide them toward robustly good mental health.