Pat Bracken, MD – Short Bio

Pat is Clinical Director of the Mental Health Service in West Cork, Ireland, and a founder of the UK Critical Psychiatry Network. He tries to bring philosophical insights to bear on some of the problems faced in the area of mental health. He is author of Trauma: Culture, Meaning and Philosophy and co-author of Postpsychiatry: A New Direction for Mental Health.


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