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Finding Sanity

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Finding Sanity
Title
Finding Sanity
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Greg de Moore and Ann Westmore
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John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar disorder
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Language
eng
Summary
For most of human history, mental illness has been largely untreatable. Sufferers lived their lives - if they survived - in and out of asylums, accumulating life's wreckage around them.In 1948, all that changed when an Australian doctor and recently returned prisoner of war, working alone in a disused kitchen, set about an experimental treatment for one of the scourges of mankind - manic depression, or bipolar disorder. That doctor was John Cade and in that small kitchen he stirred up a miracle.John Cade discovered a treatment that has become the gold standard for bipolar disorder - lithium. It has stopped more people from committing suicide than a thousand help lines.Lithium is the penicillin story of mental health - the first effective medication discovered for the treatment of a mental illness - and it is, without doubt, Australia's greatest mental health story
Summary
The first biography of the ground breaking Australian doctor who discovered the first pharmacological treatment for mental illness. In 1948, there was no medication for bipolar illness. Sufferers from the illness would live their lives -- if they survived -- in and out of asylums accumulating life's wreckage around them. But late in 1948 that changed, when an Australian doctor, John Cade, discovered a treatment that has become the gold standard for bipolar illness -- lithium. Lithium is the penicillin story of mental health -- the first effective medication discovered for the treatment of a mental illness -- and it is, without doubt, Australia's greatest mental health story
Biography type
individual biography
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10600260
Cataloging source
ANL
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1958-
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  • de Moore, Greg
  • Westmore, Ann
Dewey number
  • 616.890092
  • 616.895061
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1953-
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Westmore, Ann
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Medical
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar disorder
Label
Finding Sanity
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:5afb435d-2c39-4b8b-82c7-a2e754a05741
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781952534751
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Finding Sanity
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5afb435d-2c39-4b8b-82c7-a2e754a05741
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952534751
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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