RD Laing

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On the Road to Bridget Jones: five books that define each generation
Blake Morrison on boomers, Chris Power on Gen X, Megan Nolan on millennials and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé on Gen Z … which books shaped your generation?

Blake Morrison, Chris Power, Megan Nolan Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Steven Poole

19, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Top 10 books about psychiatry
Spanning unusual cruelty and extraordinary kindness, authors from Pat Barker to Janet Frame explore an unsettling branch of medicine

Elizabeth Lowry

10, Oct, 2018 @11:12 AM

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Zbigniew Kotowicz obituary
Other lives: Author and university tutor with a gift for friendship

David Webb

25, Dec, 2017 @5:16 PM

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Mad to Be Normal review – hippy psychiatry
David Tennant and Elisabeth Moss make an interesting team in this tale about RD Laing’s radical LSD experiments in the 1960s

Simran Hans

09, Apr, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Mad to Be Normal review – Tennant returns as a very different doctor
David Tennant gives a brilliant performance as RD Laing, the radical psychiatrist who rewrote the rules on mental health treatment

Peter Bradshaw

07, Apr, 2017 @6:15 AM

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Whip his shadow cabinet? There's nothing Corbyn would like more
War in Syria is becoming overshadowed by the conflict within the Labour party, but it’s amazing what a little re-education can do

John Crace

01, Dec, 2015 @5:20 PM

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The Divided Laing review – study of the psychiatrist's inner streetfighter
Patrick Marmion’s ambitious play about the commune created by RD Laing in the 1960s leaves the audience deeply divided

Michael Billington

24, Nov, 2015 @12:34 PM

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David Tennant to play 'acid-Marxist' psychiatrist RD Laing in biopic
Controversial doctor advocated the use of LSD and encouraged patients at his east London residential centre to embrace their so-called madness

Ben Child

15, May, 2015 @3:13 PM

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Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry by Jeffrey Lieberman – review
This history of (American) psychiatry by a high-ranking insider is ultimately too partial and limited in scope

Lisa Appignanesi

05, Apr, 2015 @8:30 AM

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Sally Vincent obituary

Journalist and incisive interviewer who could coax and charm even the most reluctant of subjects

Deborah Orr

01, Jan, 2014 @2:31 PM

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The rebellious psychiatrists who helped me see beyond the myths and stigma of mental illness | David Shariatmadari
David Shariatmadari: A book that changed me: A work by RD Laing and Aaron Esterson answered my childhood questions about the nature of madness

David Shariatmadari

25, Aug, 2013 @3:50 PM

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Turner prize 2012: Elizabeth Price is a worthy winner in a vintage year

In a strong field, the artist's video dealing with a terrible 1979 fire in Manchester stood out as a painful, complex and honest work

Adrian Searle

03, Dec, 2012 @7:50 PM

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