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Barcode30293101832967
LocationClark County
Call No616.89 Caha
TitleThe great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness / Susannah Cahalan.
AuthorCahalan, Susannah. author.
CollectionNF
Total Circ1
NumReserves0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101832967616.89 Caha7/28/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781538715277
International Standard Book Number 1538715279
Personal Name Cahalan, Susannah. author.
Title Statement The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness / Susannah Cahalan.
Edition Statement First trade edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2020.
Physical Description xvii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
General Note "Originally published in hardcover and ebook by Grand Central Publishing in November 2019."--Title page verso.
General Note Includes reader's guide.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-374) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Mirror image -- Nellie Bly -- The seat of madness -- On being sane in insane places -- A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma -- The essence of David -- "Go slowly, and perhaps not at all" -- "I might not be unmasked" -- Committed -- Nine days inside a madhouse -- Getting in -- ...And only the insane knew who was sane -- W. Underwood -- Crazy eights -- Ward 11 -- Soul on ice -- Rosemary Kennedy -- The truth seeker -- "All other questions follow from that" -- Criterionating -- The SCID -- The footnote -- "It's all in your mind" -- Shadow mental health care system -- The hammer -- An epidemic -- Moons of Jupiter.
Summary, Etc. For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors, and what does it mean for our understanding of mental illness today?
Subject-Personal Name Rosenhan, David L.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mental illness Diagnosis.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mental illness Treatment.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Psychiatric hospital care Evaluation. United States
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mental health services United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mental illness Chemotherapy.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mental Disorders Diagnosis.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mental Disorders drug therapy.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Psychiatry Research.

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