Breakdown: A Clinician's Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry

Breakdown: A Clinician's Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry

by Lynn Nanos


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692168424
Publisher: Lynn Nanos
Publication date: 10/01/2018
Series: serious mental illness, psychosis, reform , #1
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 522,160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Lynn Nanos is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in her eleventh year as a full-time mobile emergency psychiatric clinician in Massachusetts. After graduating from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Social Work, she worked as an inpatient psychiatric social worker for approximately seven years. Nanos is an active member of the National Shattering Silence Coalition that advocates for the seriously mentally ill population. Nanos can be contacted through or by emailing her at

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Snapshot

Chapter 3: Tribute to Farron

Chapter 4: Roots

Chapter 5: Schizophrenia

Chapter 6: On the Fence

Chapter 7: Borderline Personality Disorder

Chapter 8: No Intention to Die

Chapter 9: Police

Chapter 10: Deterioration

Chapter 11: Three Hots and a Cot

Chapter 12: Tribute to Amy

Chapter 13: Bipolar Disorder, with or without Psychosis

Chapter 14: Revolving Door

Chapter 15: Dangerously Unaware

Chapter 16: Anosognosia

Chapter 17: Violence

Chapter 18: Stigma and Antipsychiatry

Chapter 19: Reform

Chapter 20: The United States

Chapter 21: Massachusetts

Chapter 22: Conclusion


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