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In Two Minds - Stories of murder, justice and recovery from a forensic psychiatrist

English · Paperback / Softback

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A piercing and darkly funny account of life as a forensic psychiatrist

About the author

Dr Sohom Das is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, working in prisons, secure hospitals and criminal courts, assessing and rehabilitating mentally ill offenders. He works as an expert witness in criminal and civil court cases. On his YouTube channel, A Psych for Sore Minds (, he dissects a multitude of criminal cases and mental-health topics, covering diagnoses such as schizophrenia and PTSD, and offences from arson to murder.

In between work, creating YouTube videos and parenting his two young sons, he occasionally dabbles in stand-up comedy and battle-rapping on TV.


Forensic psychiatrist Dr Sohom Das diagnoses, treats and rehabilitates mentally ill offenders - or the 'criminally insane' - in prisons and secure hospitals, many of whom have committed serious violence, some even murder. He is also an expert witness, and advises on insanity or diminished responsibility pleas - to either steer the incapacitated, the vulnerable and voiceless away from a lifetime of incarceration towards recovery, or literally let them get away with murder.

In this book, Dr Das tells the untold story of forensic psychiatry during his 15 years as a psychiatric doctor, and what happens when an underfunded institution like this breaks - and how he's learned to live with his mistakes when the worse happens. He also writes very personally and movingly about the abundant tragedy he has encountered in real-life cases, and the human cost of violence caused by mental illness.


A piercing and darkly funny account of life as a forensic psychiatrist

Product details

Authors Dr Sohom Das
Publisher Sphere
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 10.03.2022
EAN 9780751583779
ISBN 978-0-7515-8377-9
No. of pages 400
Dimensions 152 mm x 232 mm x 32 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature > Letters, diaries
Non-fiction book > Politics, society, business > Biographies, autobiographies

Rehabilitation, Medicine: general issues, MEDICAL / Diagnosis, True Crime, Biography: general, Autobiography: general, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws, MEDICAL / Ethics, MEDICAL / Mental Health, LAW / Forensic Science, PSYCHOLOGY / General, LAW / Mental Health, PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology, MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General, TRUE CRIME / General, Psychology, LAW / Criminal Procedure, LAW / Courts, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology, MEDICAL / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, MEDICAL / Forensic Medicine, LAW / Ethics & Professional Responsibility, TRUE CRIME / Murder / General, MEDICAL / Psychiatry / Psychopharmacology, MEDICAL / Psychiatry / Child & Adolescent, PSYCHOLOGY / Forensic Psychology, PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health, PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Schizophrenia, PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society, TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers, MEDICAL / Nursing / Psychiatric & Mental Health, TRUE CRIME / Forensics, LAW / Criminal Law / Sentencing, PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Personality Disorders, Psychiatry, MEDICAL / Long-Term Care, Clinical psychology, Abnormal psychology, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical (incl. Patients), Mental health services, Medical profession, Health psychology, Forensic Science, Care of the mentally ill, Criminal or forensic psychology, Violence in society, doctor/patient relationship, Forensic Medicine, TRUE CRIME / Con Artists, Hoaxes & Deceptions, Crime and criminology, Prisons, Biography: science, technology and medicine, Autobiography: science, technology and medicine, Medical ethics and professional conduct, Autobiography: business and industry, Causes & Prevention Of Crime, Violence and abuse in society, Offenders, Causes and prevention of crime, Prison law, Psychiatric and mental disorders, True crime: serial killers and murderers, Courts & procedure, Legal systems: courts and procedures, Mental Health Law, Health and safety in the workplace, Rehabilitation of offenders

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