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Mad, bad and sad : women and the mind doctors

Author: Lisa Appignanesi
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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From Mary Lamb, sister of Charles, who in the throes of a nervous breakdown turned on her mother with a kitchen knife, to Freud, Jung, and Lacan, who developed the new women-centered therapies, Lisa Appignanesi's research traces how more and more of the inner lives and emotions of women have become a matter for medics and therapists. Here too is the story of how over the years symptoms and diagnoses have developed  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 9780393066630 0393066630
OCLC Number: 181139535
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: 535 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Mad and bad --
Passions --
Asylum --
Nerves --
Hysteria --
Sleep --
Sex --
Schizophrenia --
Disturbances of love --
Mother and child --
Shrink for life --
Rebels --
Body madness --
Abuse --
Drugs.
Other Titles: Sad, mad, and bad
Responsibility: Lisa Appignanesi.

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This brave and brilliantly researched intellectual history chronicles the relationship between women and mental illness since 1800, taking readers on a fascinating journey through the fragile,  Read more...

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