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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
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"How did we, as a society, get to this point? It's a question that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Powers set out to answer in this gripping, richly researched social and personal history of mental illness. Powers traces the appalling narrative--from the sadistic abuse of "lunaticks" at Bedlam Asylum in London seven centuries ago to today's scattershot treatments and policies. His odyssey of reportage began after not one but both of his beloved sons were diagnosed with schizophrenia. From the earliest efforts to segregate the "mad" in society, to the wily World War II-era social engineers who twisted Darwin's "survival of the fittest" theory to fit a much darker agenda, to the follies of the antipsychiatry movement (starring L. Ron Hubbard and his gifted, insanity-denying compatriot Thomas Szasz), we've struggled to deal with mental health care for generations. And it all leads to the current landscape, in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted loved ones without proper public policies or support. Braided into his vivid social history is the moving saga of Powers's own family: his bright, buoyant sons, Kevin (a gifted young musician) and Dean (a promising writer and guitarist), both of whom struggled mightily with schizophrenia; and his wife, Honoree Fleming, whose knowledge of human biology and loving maternal instincts proved inadequate against schizophrenia's hellish power. For Powers the question of "what to do about crazy people" isn't just academic; it's deeply personal. And he's determined to forge a better way forward, for his family's sake as well as for the many others who deserve better."--Jacket
Summary
The journalist and co-author of True Compass offers a fast-paced, carefully researched narrative of the social history of mental illness, focusing specifically on schizophrenia, the taboos that compromise mental health care and the way the disease has devastated his own family
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Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10554548
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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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
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True
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  • Schizophrenia
  • Mental health services
  • Mental health services
  • Mentally ill
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Schizophrenia
Target audience
adult
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the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America
Label
No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America, Ron Powers
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-348) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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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 illnesses" -- "Primoshadino" -- Red Sox 17, Yankees 1 -- Insanity and Icarus -- Someone cares about crazy people
Control code
ocn951764773
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
(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 illnesses" -- "Primoshadino" -- Red Sox 17, Yankees 1 -- Insanity and Icarus -- Someone cares about crazy people
Control code
ocn951764773
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
(OCoLC)951764773

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