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The Resource The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness, Susannah Cahalan

The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness, Susannah Cahalan

Label
The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness
Title
The great pretender
Title remainder
the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness
Statement of responsibility
Susannah Cahalan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors, and what does it mean for our understanding of mental illness today?
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cahalan, Susannah
Dewey number
616.89
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RC454.4
  • RC454.4
LC item number
.C34 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 141
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rosenhan, David L
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Psychiatric hospital care
  • Mental health services
  • Psychiatry
Label
The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness, Susannah Cahalan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-366) 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
Control code
on1089573419
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 382 pages
Isbn
9781538715284
Lccn
2019017569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089573419
Label
The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness, Susannah Cahalan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-366) 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
Control code
on1089573419
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 382 pages
Isbn
9781538715284
Lccn
2019017569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089573419

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