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The Resource Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker

Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker

Label
Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family
Title
Hidden Valley Road
Title remainder
inside the mind of an American family
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kolker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease. Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years,there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after the other, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family? What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institutes of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalisation, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother, to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amidst profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations. With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love and hope
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kolker, Robert
Dewey number
616.898
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Galvin family
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenics
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenics
  • Mentally ill
Target audience
adult
Label
Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067027103
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 377 pages
Isbn
9781787473812
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1150920629
Label
Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067027103
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 377 pages
Isbn
9781787473812
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1150920629

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