Dr Paul Fallon, Senior Nurse at Cromwell House, has recently released a book: ‘madness: a biography’
This exciting new book explores the history of major mental disorders by looking at a wide range of historical and contemporary figures that have experienced mental illness. It discusses changing perceptions of mental illness and the treatments used at different historical periods from antiquity to the present day via the biographical sketches.
Dr Paul Fallon is a Senior Practitioner for Nursing at Cromwell House in Salford. Paul is also a Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Salford.
Each chapter of the book focuses on a different diagnoses and uses a case study approach to learning about these diagnoses.
One review, from Dr Sue McAndrew, Professor of Mental Health and Young People at the University of Salford, said: “This book is a powerful and fascinating read for anyone interested in psychiatry, prompting the reader to give critical thought to the wider context of mental illness and the impact it has on the lives of those who experience it.”
You can find the e-book and paperback version here.