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Daughters of Madness Growing up and Older with a Mentally Ill Mother

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ISBN-10: 0275990427

ISBN-13: 9780275990428

Edition: 2007 (Annotated)

Authors: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

List price: $65.00
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Leona was 9 years old when she came home from school and her schizophrenic mother met her at the door, angrily demanding to know, "Who the hell are you? What are you doing in my house?" In another family, Suzie's mother would wait outside church then scream at family friends as they emerged, accusing them of spying and plotting to kill her. Five-year-old Suzie and her 7-year-old brother would just cry and beg their mother to take them home as onlookers stared. These are just two of the stories among dozens gathered for this book as psychotherapist Nathiel conducted interviews. The children, now adults, grew up with mentally ill mothers at a time when mental illness was even more…    
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 3/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.40" wide x 9.55" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Mother's Role in Our "Self" Development
The Research: Bonds and Brains
Early Childhood
Something's Wrong with Mom
What's Real?
Am I Bad?
When Mom Is Mean, or Just Doesn't Care
Why Doesn't Anybody Help?
Keeping Secrets
Making the Best of Things
Middle Childhood
Mom at Home
Mom and Me
Explanations
Who Am I?
Mom Goes to the Hospital
Mom in Public
Daughters Go out into the World
Keeping Family Secrets
Fathers and Siblings
Suicide Threats and More
Resilience
Adolescence
Mom at Home
Mom in Public
Psychiatric Treatment and Hospitals
What to Think? What to Feel?
Rites of Passage
Fathers and Siblings
Shame and Secrets
Psychological Fallout
Early Exits
Resilience
Young Adulthood
Going out into the World
Staying Connected with Home
Mom in the Hospital
Beginning Her Own Family
Fallout and Resilience
Adulthood
Mothers' Lives, Continued
Getting Along, or Not
Elderly Mothers
Mothers as Grandmothers
Hospitals and Psychiatric Treatment
More Fallout
Fallout for Siblings
Reflections
Reflections about Fathers
Afterthoughts
Some Final Reflections on Mothers' Lives
The Best and Worst of Being a "Daughter of Madness"
What Do We Need to Learn?
Short Biographies of Women Interviewed
Notes
Index
About the Series Editor and Advisers