Transforming Madness New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness

ISBN-10: 0520228758
ISBN-13: 9780520228757
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
Authors: Jay Neugeboren
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 390
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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.

Jay Neugeboren is the author of several works of fiction & nonfiction, including "Imagining Robert," a memoir about his brother, which is currently being adapted into a feature film. A noted critic & writer-in-residence at the University of Massachusetts, he lives in Northampton & New York City.

It's Safe Here
The Psychiatric Diaspora
Travels with Moe
Give Robert Back His Teeth!
Expert Consensus Guidelines
Degrees of Discordancy
Respite
Moving Beyond Disability
Approaches to the Mind
Pathways to Recovery
Epilogue: Intimations of Possibility
Acknowledgments
A Note on Sources
Index

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