This Book Will Change Your Mind

A journey into the heartland of psychiatry.

This book debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mentally ill.

And what it means to be human.

'This is a beautifully written book that brims with compassion and wit'

The Times

Winner Of

THE BIG ANXIETY PRIZE 2019

A SUNDAY TIMES 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' 2019

‘A hard-hitting and thoughtful account of contemporary mental-health practices'

The Sunday Times

'A book that everyone should read... upsetting, entertaining and fascinating.'

The Observer

‘Absolutely blew me away… I cannot think of another book in the field that would come close to this. In my opinion it is an essential read for those in the mental health arena'

Jo Brand

‘A truly important book. Radically open-hearted and vitally open-minded. Read it, and share it, and talk about it.’

Max Porter

'Filer does a brilliant job of bringing order and humanity to a seemingly chaotic scene'

Literary Review

'This is a beautifully written book that brims with compassion and wit'

The Times

‘I have never read a more powerful book about mental health’

Joanna Cannon

‘At once conversational, confiding and challenging… helps us open our minds to new ways of thinking about mental health, about each other, and about our own selves’

The Bookseller

‘Nathan Filer is following in the footsteps of Mark Haddon’s genre-setting The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. Both funny and painful… you’re going to love it’

Daily Mail