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The Resource The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender

Label
The Great Pretender
Title
The Great Pretender
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Susannah Cahalan
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Subject
Genre
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?
Summary
The award-winning, bestselling author investigates the 50-year-old mystery behind a dramatic experiment that broke open the field of psychology, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10823994
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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Cahalan, Susannah
Dewey number
616.89
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Lifestyle - Wellbeing
Target audience
adult
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the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness
Label
The Great Pretender
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BORROWBOX:CGB_700375
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781838851422
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Great Pretender
Control code
BORROWBOX:CGB_700375
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781838851422
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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