Mad, Bad And Sad. A History Of Women And The Mind Doctors

Appignanesi Lisa

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: W. W. Norton And Co
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2008
Edition: First Edition

Description: 535 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: [A work of] wit, wisdom and richness. . . . A grand tour of derangement, from matricide to anorexia.� John Leonard, HarpersThis fascinating history of mind doctors and their patients probes the ways in which madness, badness, and sadness have been understood over the last two centuries. Lisa Appignanesi charts a story from the days when the mad were considered possessed to our own century when the official psychiatric manual lists some 350 mental disorders. Women play a key role here, both as patientsamong them Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, and Marilyn Monroeand as therapists. Controversially, Appignanesi argues that women have significantly changed the nature of mind-doctoring, but in the process they have also inadvertently highlighted new patterns of illness. 5 illustrations

ISBN: 9780393335439

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