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Title:
Quite mad : an American pharma memoir
Author:
Montgomery, Sarah Fawn, author.
Publication Information:
Columbus : Mad Creek Books, an imprint of The Ohio State University Press, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
xviii, 295 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
"Blends memoir with literary journalism to examine America's history of mental illness treatments to challenge contemporary narratives about mental health, questioning what it means to be a woman with highly stigmatized disorders and asking why mental illness continues to escalate in the United States despite so many 'cures'"--
Language:
English
Contents:
The influence of intervention -- The sick role -- Nature or nurture -- An American diagnosis -- Patient history -- My voice for their drugs -- A female malady -- Learned behavior -- The world we've made for women -- Editing -- Molecular myths -- Bitter pills -- Rebuffed -- Delicates -- Unbearable weight -- Rapture in may -- Occam's razor -- Compulsion -- Moral treatment -- Taking up space -- Turning around -- Is satisfied enough?
ISBN:
9780814254868
Format :
Book

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