Richard Bentall, PhD – Short bio

Psychiatry, Science & Values: Richard Bentall is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool. His research interests include childhood trauma, psychosis and public mental health. Books include Doctoring the Mind: Is Our Current Treatment of Mental Illness Really Any Good? and Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature. Twitter: @RichardBentall.


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