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Voluntary madness : my year lost and found in the loony bin, Norah Vincent

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Voluntary madness : my year lost and found in the loony bin
Title
Voluntary madness
Title remainder
my year lost and found in the loony bin
Statement of responsibility
Norah Vincent
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Norah Vincent's last book left her emotionally drained. Suffering from severe depression, Vincent felt she was a danger to herself. On the advice of her psychologist she committed herself to a mental institution. Out of this raw and overwhelming experience came the idea for her next book. She decided to get healthy and to study the effect of treatment on the depressed and insane "in the bin, " as she calls it. Vincent's journey takes her from a big city hospital to a facility in the Midwest and finally to an upscale retreat down south, as she analyzes the impact of institutionalization on the unwell, the tyranny of drugs-as-treatment, and the dysfunctional dynamic between caregivers and patients. Vincent exposes her personal struggle insightfully as she explores the range of people, caregivers, and methodologies that guide these strange, often scary, and bizarre environments.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.2/1092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC464.V56
LC item number
A3 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Voluntary madness : my year lost and found in the loony bin, Norah Vincent
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Voluntary madness : my year lost and found in the loony bin, Norah Vincent
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Curriculum -- Bedlam : Meriwether -- Interim -- Asylum : St. Luke's -- Pendulum -- Sanctum : Mobius -- Continuum
Control code
12526340
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24 cm.
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Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780670019717
Lccn
2008029034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL938706
  • (OCoLC)233549425
  • (OCoLC)258084850
  • (Nz)12526340

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