The Skeleton Cupboard is Professor Tanya Byron's account of her years of training as a clinical psychologist, when trainees find themselves in the toughest placements of their careers. Through the eyes of her naive and inexperienced younger self, Tanya shares remarkable stories inspired by the people she had the privilege to treat. Gripping, poignant and full of daring black humour, this book reveals the frightening and challenging induction faced by all mental health staff and highlights their incredible commitment to their patients.
Powerfully moving and beautifully written, The Skeleton Cupboard shares the tales of ordinary people with an amazing resilience to the challenges of life.
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London-based clinical psychologist Tanya Byron offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of mental health, sharing stories culled from her professional education and real-life interactions with patients. Starting with the staggering tragedy that shaped Byron’s career path to her intense encounters with a knife-wielding sociopath and the floundering family of an anorexic teen, The Skeleton Cupboard offers fascinating insights into mental illness and its treatment. Witten in crisp, vivid prose, this memoir is threaded through with compassion.
Couldn't put it down
Excellent book, so easy to read and so enlightening. A difficult subject made so clear. I just wanted to read more.
I read an extract in the times, it's a compelling read. I'm looking forward to the release of the book.
Disappointing. It's not until the end that you discover the case studies are fictional. Or are they? It's hard to tell. Still admire the work of Tanya Byron in the 'House of Tiny Tearaways' though!