Head First: A Psychiatrist's Stories of Mind and Body

Author(s) : Alastair Santhouse

Head First: A Psychiatrist's Stories of Mind and Body

Book Details

  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Published : 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 301
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Category 2 :
  • Catalogue No : 96672
  • ISBN 13 : 9781838950347
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838950

Reviews and Endorsements

Incredibly moving... As you would expect from a psychiatrist, Santhouse's wonderful descriptions of his patients focus on the minutiae, the tiny details of appearance, speech and demeanour, details that often go unnoticed, but which are far more telling than anything you might find in a thick folder of patient medical notes. A wise, timely and eloquent book... A joy to read. - The Guardian

Santhouse brilliantly illuminates the extraordinary and mysterious ways that our personal stories affect both
our mental and our physical health. Compassionate, insightful, and riveting. - Lori Gottlieb, author of the New York Times bestseller Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

A wonderful and humane look inside and outside the head by an experienced psychiatrist. Santhouse's deep dive into how the mind shapes an individual's perception of their body and illness is a welcome retreat, particularly in the age of "self". - Allen Ropper, author of the Sunday Times bestseller Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

Thought-provoking... it's evident throughout that Santhouse is an intensely sympathetic physician. - Times Literary Supplement

Alastair Santhouse is a superb storyteller...it is a rewarding experience throughout to read, not just about the medicine but also Santhouse's colourful tales, his own life and his vast case-book. - The Jewish Chronicle

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