Stories of Uncertainty and Hope
A leading psychiatrist's professional and personal reflections on mental illness - beautifully written, informative and accessible.
Sean Baumann has worked for 25 years as a consultant to the male acute service at Valkenberg Hospital in Cape Town and was a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. He obtained degrees in the arts and in medicine and qualified as a specialist psychiatrist in London, UK. His interests are psychotic illnesses, more specifically the schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and chronic pain. He is the editor of Primary Care Psychiatry: A Practical Guide for Southern Africa (2007). His cantata Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair was performed at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town in 2017.