Reprints of a series of articles in OpenMind
by Pat Bracken and Phil Thomas

Opening a closed book
Safety and psychiatry
Mental health legislation: Time for a real change
Time to end the ethics of exclusion
Psychiatry and institutional racism
Let's scrap schizophrenia
Science, psychiatry and the mystery of madness






Pat Bracken and Phil Thomas are both Senior Research Fellows in the Department of Social and Economic Studies in the University of Bradford.They also work as consultant psychiatrists with Bradford Community Trust.

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