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The Resource The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness, Susannah Cahalan

The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness, Susannah Cahalan

Label
The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness
Title
The great pretender
Title remainder
the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness
Statement of responsibility
Susannah Cahalan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors, and what does it mean for our understanding of mental illness today?
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cahalan, Susannah
Dewey number
616.89
Index
index present
LC call number
RC454.4
LC item number
.C34 2019eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WM 141
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rosenhan, David L
  • Rosenhan, David L
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Psychiatric hospital care
  • Mental health services
  • Psychiatry
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mental Health Services
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Research Design
  • Psychiatry
  • MEDICAL
  • Mental health services
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Psychiatric hospital care
  • Psychiatry
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness, Susannah Cahalan
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-366) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 382 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781538715260
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4a0bf871-f384-40ee-8ca9-a797aca0ac56
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1126543622
Label
The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness, Susannah Cahalan
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-366) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 382 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781538715260
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4a0bf871-f384-40ee-8ca9-a797aca0ac56
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1126543622

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