ISBN-10:
0195152441
ISBN-13:
9780195152449
Pub. Date:
05/28/2002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope with Mental Illness

The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope with Mental Illness

by David A. Karp
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ISBN-13: 9780195152449
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/28/2002
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 501,846
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)

About the Author

David A. Karp is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. His book Speaking of Sadness: Depression, Disconnection, and the Meanings of Illness (OUP, 1996) won the Charles Horton Cooley Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. He lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

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Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope with Mental Illness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Caregivers of the mentally ill are rarely understood or thought about,unless it is by others in the same boat. This book helps reveal the burdens of being a caregiver of someone with mental illness, the struggles they go through, and the sacrifices they make for those they love. Good reading for the caregiver, or to enlighten others who know people who are in this situation.