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The Resource No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America, Ron Powers

No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America, Ron Powers

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No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America
Title
No one cares about crazy people
Title remainder
the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America
Statement of responsibility
Ron Powers
Title variation
Chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"New York Times bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia. From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones, Powers limns our fears and myths about mental illness and the fractured public policies that have resulted. Braided with that history is the moving story of Powers's beloved son Kevin--spirited, endearing, and gifted--who triumphed even while suffering from schizophrenia until finally he did not, and the story of his courageous surviving son Dean, who is also schizophrenic. A blend of history, biography, memoir, and current affairs ending with a consideration of where we might go from here, this is a thought-provoking look at a dreaded illness that has long been misunderstood"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powers, Ron
Dewey number
362.2/6
Index
index present
LC call number
RC514
LC item number
.P69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mental health services
  • Mental health services
  • Mentally ill
Label
No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America, Ron Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Membrane -- What is schizophrenia? -- Regulars -- Bedlam, before and beyond -- Eugenics: weeding out the mad -- "A more normal world" -- "When they were young" -- Madness and genius -- "If only, if only, if only . . ." -- Chaos and heartbreak -- The great unraveler -- Surcease -- Debacle -- "Hey fam -- " -- Antipsychotics -- "Something unexplainable" -- We have done pitifully little about mental illness" -- "Primoshadino" -- Red Sox 17, Yankees 1 -- Insanity and Icarus -- Someone cares about crazy people
Control code
1681150
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 360 pages
Isbn
9780316341172
Lccn
2016046019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1681150
  • (OCoLC)951764773
Label
No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America, Ron Powers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Membrane -- What is schizophrenia? -- Regulars -- Bedlam, before and beyond -- Eugenics: weeding out the mad -- "A more normal world" -- "When they were young" -- Madness and genius -- "If only, if only, if only . . ." -- Chaos and heartbreak -- The great unraveler -- Surcease -- Debacle -- "Hey fam -- " -- Antipsychotics -- "Something unexplainable" -- We have done pitifully little about mental illness" -- "Primoshadino" -- Red Sox 17, Yankees 1 -- Insanity and Icarus -- Someone cares about crazy people
Control code
1681150
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 360 pages
Isbn
9780316341172
Lccn
2016046019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1681150
  • (OCoLC)951764773

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