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The Resource Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker

Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker

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Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family
Title
Hidden Valley Road
Title remainder
inside the mind of an American family
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kolker
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after the other, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family? What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institutes of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother, to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amidst profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations. With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love and hope"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kolker, Robert
Dewey number
616.89/80092
Index
index present
LC call number
RC514
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Galvin family
  • Schizophrenics
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenics
  • Mentally ill
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
  • Mentally ill
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenics
  • Schizophrenics
  • United States
Target audience
adolescent
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Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385543774
Lccn
2019028467
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
96c26d5d-c8c1-4d13-a1d6-b71cf3928116
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1130324486
Label
Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385543774
Lccn
2019028467
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
96c26d5d-c8c1-4d13-a1d6-b71cf3928116
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1130324486

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