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The great pretender

by Cahalan, Susannah,

Format: Book on CD 2019
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies
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Braddock Carnegie Library CD Book CD BK 616.89 CAH
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  CD Book
Call Number  CD BK 616.89 CAH
Crafton Public Library Adult - Non-Fiction Recorded Book RB 616.89 CAHALAN 2019 CRAFTON 12/19
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - Non-Fiction Recorded Book
Call Number  RB 616.89 CAHALAN 2019 CRAFTON 12/19
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD 616.89 Cah
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Call Number  CD 616.89 Cah
Northland Public Library New Books 616.89 C11 (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  New Books
Call Number  616.89 C11 (COMPACT DISC)
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Sewickley Public Library AV - New Audiobooks CHECKED OUT
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  AV - New Audiobooks

From "one of America's most courageous young journalists" (NPR) comes a propulsive narrative history investigating the 50-year-old mystery behind a dramatic experiment that changed the course of modern medicine.

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?

Additional Information
Subjects Rosenhan, David L.
Mental illness -- Diagnosis.
Mental illness -- Treatment.
Mental health services -- United States.
Psychiatry -- Research.
Publisher [New York] :2019
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Moreau, Christie, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Christine Moreau and the author.
Language English
Notes Includes a PDF of supplemental materials.
Description 8 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
ISBN 9781549103001
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