What is the BizOMadness Blog?

This blog is devoted to raising critical awareness of psychiatry generally. It is likewise devoted to the antipsychiatry research projects, publications, and related activities of Dr. Bonnie Burstow. Especially foregrounded are The Psychiatry Project, The Madness Project, and "Psychiatry and the Business of Madness". Related to one another, The Psychiatry Project and The Madness Project involve hundreds of interviews, a dozen focus groups, analysis of several hundred documents and their activation, and dedicated periods of institutional observation. The culmination of both as well as of decades of related interviews and activities is "Psychiatry and the Business of Madness" (timely updates on its publication will be provided)--a cutting edge book in which psychiatry is investigated from multiple angles and which begins to tackle the inevitable question: So if we get rid of psychiatry, where do we go from there?

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To check out reviews of Psychiatry and the Business of Madness and related publications, see http://bizomadnessreviews.blogspot.ca/

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Good News on the Publishing Front: BizOMadness and Antipsychiatry, Full Speed Ahead

As the holidays approach, I am just posting a very short blog article to let people know that there has been terrific news on the publishing front.  But a day ago, Palgrave Macmillan  signed a contract with me for the publication of my book Psychiatry Interrogated--an anthology of institutional ethnography investigations into psychiatry--featuring stellar researchers/authors from Canada, the US, the UK, and Poland. About a month and a half before that, Inanna Press signed a contract to publish my second novel--The Other Mrs. Smith, whose fictional narrator is an ECT survivor, struggling to make sense of her life.

And and all, a very good year!