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Summary

Shocking, eye-opening and grimly fascinating, these are the true stories, patients and cases that have characterised a career spent treating mentally disordered offenders.

Listen to the end of the audiobook for an exclusive bonus chapter, written and read by the author.

As a forensic psychiatrist, it's Dr Das' job to treat and rehabilitate what the tabloids might call the 'criminally insane', many of whom assault, rob, rape and even kill. His work takes him to high-security prisons and securely locked hospital wards across the country, as well as inside courtrooms, giving evidence as an expert witness.

From the young woman who smothered her two-year-old nephew in a flash of psychosis, to the teenager who set his house on fire with his mother locked inside, Dr Das must delve into the minds of these violent offenders to elicit their symptoms of mental illness, understand their actions and prevent future atrocities.

In this honest, revealing and at times humorous memoir, Dr Das shares stories from his 15 years as a psychiatric doctor working with this dangerous clientele, detailing some of his most extreme, heart-breaking and bizarre cases - and how he's learned to live with his mistakes when the worse happens.

Compelling, enlightening and candid, if you enjoyed Unnatural Causes, Dark Side of the Mind or The Prison Doctor, you'll love In Two Minds.

©2022 Dr Sohom Das (P)2022 Hachette Audio UK

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AMAZING

I couldn’t wait for this book to be released, and amazingly it was available on Audible, even better still it was read by Dr Sohom Das himself, it was such a fascinating listen, better than expected, I was surprised that the Dr himself tried his hand at comedy!! I noticed on his youtube channel he saw himself a funny Dr. Definitely a great book at would recommend you read.

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brilliant read

not usually my kind of read, but could not be more interested, well recommended

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Interesting

Enjoyed the narration and storytelling, good insight into this line of work. Worth a listen.

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Bloody brilliant xx

Cannot say enough good things... Much love doc

Entertaining.. Sad funny.... Wot a ride

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fascinating and funny

I chose this book just from the first few lines of the description and flew through it in a matter of days.
The way this book is written and read by the author presents as honest, genuine and comical. Having the ability to objectively assess not only his patients but himself and his profession is an important and admirable quality that many do not have. I found this book fascinating, informative and amusing from start to finish, now to watch all of his YouTube videos!

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boring, sorry

I thought this would be a deep delve into the psyches of some criminals, but it's just a diary of how great the author is. Nice fella, but it's centred on him. I persevered until he mentioned his new baby being "on the teat" of his wife. what? He tries to be humorous but it falls flat every time. Everyone giving him 5 stars must be friends.

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awful jokes .... amazing story, excellent listen !

could not stop listening! Made me giggle all the way through, just not at intended jokes ! excellent and informative!

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Absorbing Narrative

This is a very engaging listen, narrated by the author Dr Sohon Das.

Alongside the fascinating case studies are personal and often very funny anecdotes chosen from different moments in his career.

I enjoyed the small details such as having to conduct important forensic assessments in cramped spaces, with makeshift tables and clanging doors.

The variety of characters, both staff and patients, is very relatable. I also appreciated the sensitivity of Dr Das’ approach when discussing his most mentally disturbed patients in the light of their shocking acts of violence.

This is a clearly written, informative and absorbing book which raises many important questions, and more importantly faces taboos head on.

Anyone with an interest in people, a thirst for knowledge and a love of detail will enjoy it.

I did notice some minor editing flaws in the audio recording, where disconnected breaths and inhalations appeared.

I also felt a bit sad to hear some cases described as banal and mundane, when the author was experiencing job dissatisfaction and wanting more excitement. I understand the context in which this was written, but I felt a bit sad for the patients or prisoners who weren’t interesting enough. Maybe I’m just being soppy!

All in all this is a brilliant book, with intriguing insights, and I definitely recommend it.

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Excellent, formative, funny, loved it all.

loved it. Especially good as it was read by the author. Learnt a great deal, chuckled out loud. Will and have already recommended it.

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Enjoyable listen

I enjoyed listening to this audible book. Tye author has a dry wit that made me smile.
The complexities of his profession and the cases were hugely interesting, as was his explanation of elements of mental illness and judicial process.
It was a good company book as I drove to/from work