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The Orange Prize winner Suzanne Berne is on familiar ground with her fifth novel examining life in an affluent American village. Littlefield, Massachusetts, is named one of the 10 best places to live in America. Curiously, it also houses an unusually high number of psychotherapists. Clarice Watkins, a sociologist from the University of Chicago, decides to study Littlefield to find out exactly what makes it such a good place to live. She arrives to find a town at war, split between those who want their dogs to be off the leash in the local park and those who object. Opinions become more polarised when someone starts poisoning dogs and an undercurrent of fear pulses through the community.

Overworked, over stressed, over here

Britain's professionals say work is making them ill. But what's the difference between a bad day and a breakdown? URSULA KENNY reports

Obituary: Glyn Seaborn Jones

GLYN SEABORN JONES was one of the leading figures in the world of humanistic psychotherapy in the 1970s, and the first to introduce Arthur Janov's primal scream therapy to Europe.

I didn't like my daughter. So I left

Of course a mother's not supposed to leave. But what if a child drives her away?

Letter: Ron Davies' courage

Sir: I was amazed by the fundamentalism of Mary Braid's piece on Ron Davies ("A very high-risk strategy indeed", 22 June). In viewing his sexual confusion as a tragedy and his quest for psychiatric support as some kind of denial or defence, she puts the debate about sexual orientation back by at least a decade.

Guess who's packing the bags for the family holiday

It's the last bastion of sexual inequality: he loads the car, she has to remember everything to take with them.

Help yourself to help others

Depression is, sadly, booming in the West - and so are the courses that train how to treat it.

If you really want to know why men do what they do, ask one

It's a willy thing, an inadequacy thing, a pathetic, treacherous thing, a risk thing

Smart Moves: Take advantage of your many personalities

Most self-respecting, career-minded people will have at least one self-help title on their bookshelves and maybe another, in the form of an audio-book, in their car.

Dando Murder: Murder may have been work of professional hitman

THE MANNER of Jill Dando's death led to suspicion last night that her killer was a professional hitman.

Dando Murder: Dando had been pestered by stalker for four years

IF SHE was murdered by a stalker then Jill Dando's planned wedding this autumn was probably the trigger, a leading doctor said yesterday.

Health: The dark side of the mood

So sulking is not just an annoying habit, it's a personality disorder. By Roger Dobson

Column: A good idea from ... Freud

THE OTHER night, at a party, I bumped into a beautiful woman called Rachel who was in the kitchen looking for a drink. She was about 29, had shoulder-length brown hair, pale skin and watery blue eyes - and it soon became obvious that she was very much in love with me. I noticed this early on in the conversation. There was something in the way she said "cranberry juice" when I asked her what she wanted to drink which proved the strength of her desire. And when she abruptly ended our short chat, saying, "I've got to go and join my boyfriend in the next room, bye," and walked out quickly (or ran out), there was no longer any doubt about the depth of her love for me.

Letter: Ethical therapy

DR RAJ PERSAUD quite rightly brings the attention of your readers to the dangers inherent in the largely unregulated world of therapeutic treatments ("Trust me, I'm a shrink", Real Life, 14 March). However, Dr Persaud seems unaware that the professional training organisations are acutely aware of the need to ensure that their members adhere to the highest ethical standards.

Deadliest shopping species is the male

RESEARCHERS HAVE utilised "spies" and spent five years video- taping thousands of consumers to identify for retailers the seven definitive types of British shopper.

Obituary: Mary Edwardes

MARY EDWARDES made herself the queen scourge of unethical professionals. Whether they were priests, psychotherapists or doctors and whether caught with zips undone or ethics in a twist, Edwardes was remorselessly effective both in supporting their victims and in demanding justice.
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