Neurotic Health

Michael Shepherd

  • Becoming Psychiatrists by Donald Light
    Norton, 429 pp, £10.95, June 1981, ISBN 0 393 01168 2

In April 1979 a cover-story in Time Magazine, always a sensitive indicator of American public opinion, was entitled ‘Psychiatry on the Couch’. The verdict was unequivocal, even though expressed in the form of a mock-clinical formulation:

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