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The Resource Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill, Robert Whitaker

Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill, Robert Whitaker

Label
Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill
Title
Mad in America
Title remainder
bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill
Statement of responsibility
Robert Whitaker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Medical journalist Robert Whitaker... traces the treatment of mental illness through the use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s, to the electroshock therapy of the 1950s, to what is perhaps his most damning revelation: drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed research to prove that new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old, while keeping patients in the dark about dangerous side effects. A haunting, deeply compassionate book updated to address the latest medical treatments and trends, Mad in America raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, the meaning of "insanity," and what we value most about the human mind."--Cover
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitaker, Robert
Dewey number
362.2/6
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RA790
  • RC514
  • RC443
LC item number
  • .W45 2019
  • .W44 2019
  • .W47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2019 H-484
  • WM 11 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mental Health Services
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mentally Ill Persons
  • Antipsychotic Agents
  • History, 20th Century
  • United States
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Schizophrenia
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill, Robert Whitaker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in hardcover by Perseus Publishing in 2002
  • "Updated with a new afterword"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Preface to the revised edition -- The original Bedlam (1750-1900). Bedlam in medicine ; The healing hand of kindness -- The darkest era (1900-1950). Unfit to breed ; Too much intelligence ; Brain damage as miracle therapy -- Back to Bedlam (1950-1990s). Modern-day alchemy ; The patient's reality ; The story we told ourselves ; Shame of a nation ; The Nuremberg Code doesn't apply here -- Mad medicine today (1990s-present). Not so atypical ; Epilogue -- Afterword to the revised edition
Control code
1082185697
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Third trade paperback edition.
Extent
xx, 362 pages
Isbn
9781541618060
Lccn
2003100535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1082185697
Label
Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill, Robert Whitaker
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in hardcover by Perseus Publishing in 2002
  • "Updated with a new afterword"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Preface to the revised edition -- The original Bedlam (1750-1900). Bedlam in medicine ; The healing hand of kindness -- The darkest era (1900-1950). Unfit to breed ; Too much intelligence ; Brain damage as miracle therapy -- Back to Bedlam (1950-1990s). Modern-day alchemy ; The patient's reality ; The story we told ourselves ; Shame of a nation ; The Nuremberg Code doesn't apply here -- Mad medicine today (1990s-present). Not so atypical ; Epilogue -- Afterword to the revised edition
Control code
1082185697
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Third trade paperback edition.
Extent
xx, 362 pages
Isbn
9781541618060
Lccn
2003100535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1082185697

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