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Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors

Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors (Paperback)

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This fascinating history of mind doctors and their patients probes the ways in which madness, badness, and sadness have been understood over the last two centuries. Lisa Appignanesi charts a story from the days when the mad were considered possessed to our own century when the official psychiatric manual lists some 350 mental disorders. Women play a key role here, both as patients among them Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, and Marilyn Monroe and as therapists. Controversially, Appignanesi argues that women have significantly changed the nature of mind-doctoring, but in the process they have also inadvertently highlighted new patterns of illness."

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineTherapy & therapeuticsSleep disorders & therapyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyAbnormal psychology Publisher: WW Norton & Co Publication Date: 01/08/2009 ISBN-13: 9780393335439  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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