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Breakdown: A Personal Crisis and a Medical Dilemma

Breakdown: A Personal Crisis and a Medical Dilemma

by Stuart Sutherland
     
 

Here is a riveting first-person account of manic depressive illness, told by a trained psychologist with remarkable candor and insight. The newly revised edition includes new chapters on the latest therapies, including drugs such as Prozac, which are being deployed to battle this prevalent mental disorder. A best seller in its first edition, Breakdown remains a

Overview

Here is a riveting first-person account of manic depressive illness, told by a trained psychologist with remarkable candor and insight. The newly revised edition includes new chapters on the latest therapies, including drugs such as Prozac, which are being deployed to battle this prevalent mental disorder. A best seller in its first edition, Breakdown remains a dramatic autobiographical drama, laced with tension and chilling impact, and including a critical appraisal of various therapeutic approaches. It makes absorbing reading for anyone who has suffered from depression or knows someone who has, including psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, students and general readers interested in mental illness, its causes, effects, and treatments.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is a book unlike any other I have read. It combines a searingly honest and terrifyingly detailed account of a mental breakdown with a professional's description of the reality of mental illness as it is treated in our society. It is unforgettable. This is what a breakdown is really like."—Kinsley Amis, on the first edition


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198523802
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Stewart Sutherland is Professor in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex.

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