Transforming Madness : New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness

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Transforming Madness : New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 400 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780520228757
  • DDC分類 616.89

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In "Imagining Robert", Jay Neugeboren told the sad, deeply personal, often harrowing story of one man and one family's struggle with chronic mental illness. Now, he presents an overview of the entire field: a clear-eyed, articulate, comprehensive survey of our mental health care system's shortcomings and of new, effective, proven approaches that make real differences in the lives of millions of Americans afflicted with severe mental illness. A book for general readers and professionals alike, "Transforming Madness" is at once a critique, a message of hope and recovery, and a call to action. Filled with dramatic stories, it shows us the many ways in which people who have suffered the long-term ravages of psychiatric disorders have reclaimed full and viable lives.

Table of Contents

  It's Safe Here                                   1  (28)
The Psychiatric Diaspora 29 (28)
Travels with Moe 57 (32)
Give Robert Back His Teeth! 89 (22)
Expert Consensus Guidelines 111(22)
Degrees of Discordancy 133(40)
Respite 173(32)
Moving Beyond Disability 205(38)
Approaches to the Mind 243(42)
Pathways to Recovery 285(42)
Epilogue: Intimations of Possibility 327(26)
Acknowledgments 353(6)
A Note on Sources 359(25)
Index 384