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No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America

Author: Ron Powers
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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From the earliest efforts to segregate the "mad" in society, to the wily World War II-era social engineers who twisted Darwin's "survival of the fittest" theory to fit a much darker agenda, to the follies of the antipsychiatry movement (starring L. Ron Hubbard and his gifted, insanity-denying compatriot Thomas Szasz), we've struggled to deal with mental health care for generations. And it all leads to the current  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Personal narratives
History
Named Person: Ron Powers; Ron Powers; Ron Powers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Powers
ISBN: 9780316341172 0316341177 9780316341134 0316341134
OCLC Number: 951764773
Description: xxi, 360 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Membrane --
What is schizophrenia? --
Regulars --
Bedlam, before and beyond --
Eugenics: weeding out the mad --
"A more normal world" --
"When they were young" --
Madness and genius --
"If only, if only, if only . . ." --
Chaos and heartbreak --
The great unraveler --
Surcease --
Debacle --
"Hey fam- " --
Antipsychotics --
"Something unexplainable" --
"We have done pitifully little about mental illnesses" --
"Primoshadino" --
Red Sox 17, Yankees 1 --
Insanity and Icarus --
Someone cares about crazy people.
Other Titles: Chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America
Responsibility: Ron Powers.

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New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers offers a fast-paced, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness and, more specifically, schizophrenia in America paired with the  Read more...

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Extraordinary and courageous...I'm not sure I've ever read anything that handles the decline of one's children with such openness and searing, stumbling honesty...[Powers] writes with fierce hope and Read more...

 
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