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Mummy Doesn't Love You

By Alexander Sinclair

Review

Much as I'm not a great fan of no-called 'misery lit', this autobiography is both interesting and useful for clinicians. Focusing on an abusive childhood, the novel examines how childhood psychosis, disociation and behavioural problems associated with abuse can be both induced and manipulated by main carers. Serves as a stark warning to all clinicians working within the CAMHS sector. 

Key Themes:

  • Autobiography
  • Child Abuse
  • Developmental / Learning Disorders
  • Munchausen by Proxy
  • Psychosis

Reference: Alexander, Sinclair. 2009. Mummy Doesn't Love You. Ebury Press, 2009

Reviewer

- Charley Baker
Date Review Submitted: Sunday 26th July 2009