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

Cahalan, Susannah, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library LARGE PRINT 616.89 CAH (Text) 33500013293717 New Available -
Crookston Public Library LARGE PRINT 616.89 CAH (Text) 33500013293725 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432878917
  • ISBN: 1432878913
  • Physical Description: 681 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: [Waterville, Maine] : Thorndike Press, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"Doctors have struggled for centuries to define insanity--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, healthy, 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 in this real-life detective story, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Rosenhan, David L.
Mental illness > Diagnosis.
Mental illness > Treatment.
Psychiatric hospital care > United States > Evaluation.
Mental health services > United States.
Psychiatry > Research.
Mental health services.
Mental illness > Diagnosis.
Mental illness > Treatment.
Psychiatric hospital care > Evaluation.
Psychiatry > Research.
United States.

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