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Frosh, S. (2016). The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times by Barbara Taylor Hamish Hamilton/Penguin, London, 2014; xx + 290 pp; £18.99. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 97(1):221-225.

(2016). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 97(1):221-225

The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times by Barbara Taylor Hamish Hamilton/Penguin, London, 2014; xx + 290 pp; £18.99

Review by:
Stephen Frosh

The opening of Barbara Taylor's memoir does not augur well for psychoanalysis. She writes:

In 1981, when I was thirty-one, I broke down entirely for a time and decided to seek help. Many of my friends were in psychotherapy, so this became my route. In 1982 I began seeing a psychoanalyst. Within three years I had lost all semblance of

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