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The Resource Unlike the heart : a memoir of brain and mind, Nicola Redhouse

Unlike the heart : a memoir of brain and mind, Nicola Redhouse

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Unlike the heart : a memoir of brain and mind
Title
Unlike the heart
Title remainder
a memoir of brain and mind
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Nicola Redhouse
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Language
eng
Summary
Investigating the difference between the brain and the mind, this is a thoughtful, reflective, and intelligent examination of psychology, neuroscience and psychoanalysis that cleverly combines the analytical with the personal. What is a mind? How can its ills be treated when it resides in a body and in a life? With the birth of Nicola Redhouse's first child comes an unrelenting anxiety that quickly overwhelms her. As immense as her love for her children is, it can't protect her from the dread that prevents her from leaving the house, opening the mail, eating. Nor, it seems, can the psychoanalytic thinking she has absorbed through her family and her own years on the couch. The talking cure, and Freud, have fallen so out of favour as to be considered dangerous in some circles. Even Nicola's own sister, always armed with ample scientific literature, is now sceptical. In an attempt to understand the source of her panic, Nicola starts to thread together what she knows about herself and her family with explorations of the human mind in philosophy, science and literature. What role do genetics play in postnatal anxiety? Do the biological changes of motherhood offer a complete explanation? Is the Freudian idea of the mind outdated? Can more recent combined theories from neuroscientists and psychoanalysts provide the answers? How might we be able to know ourselves both through our genes, our biology, our family stories and our own ever-unfolding narratives? In this memoir, Nicola blends her personal experiences of motherhood and a lifetime of dealing with separation anxiety with the historical progression of psychoanalysis. Her quest to understand her self is compelling and insightful. In the end, much like in analysis, it is the careful act of narrative construction - the slow weaving together of language, memory and family story, in her case through writing - that yields the answers, revealing that some things are impervious to clear division
Summary
In this memoir, Nicola blends her personal experiences of motherhood and a lifetime of dealing with separation anxiety with the historical progression of psychoanalysis. Her quest to understand her self is compelling and insightful. In the end, much like in analysis, it is the careful act of narrative construction - the slow weaving together of language, memory and family story, in her case through writing - that yields the answers, revealing that some things are impervious to clear division.
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Biography type
autobiography
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10757684
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ANL
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Redhouse, Nicola
Dewey number
150.0
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Redhouse, Nicola
  • Mentally ill mothers
  • Psychology
  • Brain
  • Motherhood
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Motherhood
  • Postpartum depression
  • Depression, Mental
  • Depression, Mental
  • Mothers
  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum depression
  • Motherhood
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of brain and mind
Label
Unlike the heart : a memoir of brain and mind, Nicola Redhouse
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Publication
Copyright
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Originally published in The New Yorker, 17 May 2010, as 'The Scar'--Verso of title page
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063917112
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780702260339
Lccn
be2019007753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1052586107
Label
Unlike the heart : a memoir of brain and mind, Nicola Redhouse
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in The New Yorker, 17 May 2010, as 'The Scar'--Verso of title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063917112
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780702260339
Lccn
be2019007753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1052586107

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