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Mad, bad and sad : a history of women and the mind doctors from 1800 to the present

Author: Lisa Appignanesi
Publisher: London : Virago, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A brave and brilliantly researched study of the relationship between women, mental illness and the 'Psy' professions. Exploding misconceptions and bringing new theories to light, this is a startling work from an acclaimed novelist and writer.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 9781844082339 1844082334
OCLC Number: 176832168
Notes: Originally published: Sad, mad, and bad : women and the mind-doctors from 1800. Canada, 2007.
Awards: Winner of Medical Journalists' Association Open Book Award: General Readership 2009.
Description: 540 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Mad and bad --
2. Passions --
3. Asylum --
4. Nerves --
5. Hysteria --
6. Sleep --
7. Sex --
8. Schizophrenia --
9. Disturbances of love --
10. Mother and child --
11. Shrink for life --
12. Rebels --
13. Body madness --
14. Abuse --
15. Drugs.
Responsibility: Lisa Appignanesi.

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