ISBN-10:
0520228758
ISBN-13:
9780520228757
Pub. Date:
05/16/2001
Publisher:
University of California Press
Transforming Madness: New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness / Edition 1

Transforming Madness: New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness / Edition 1

by Jay NeugeborenJay Neugeboren
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Overview

In Imagining Robert, Jay Neugeboren told the sad, deeply personal, often harrowing story of one man and one family's struggle with chronic mental illness. Now, he presents an overview of the entire field: a clear-eyed, articulate, comprehensive survey of our mental health care system's shortcomings and of new, effective, proven approaches that make real differences in the lives of millions of Americans afflicted with severe mental illness. A book for general readers and professionals alike, Transforming Madness is at once a critique, a message of hope and recovery, and a call to action. Filled with dramatic stories, it shows us the many ways in which people who have suffered the long-term ravages of psychiatric disorders have reclaimed full and viable lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520228757
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 05/16/2001
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jay Neugeboren has published seven novels, two short story collections, and two memoirs, including 1997's acclaimed Imagining Robert, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His stories and essays have appeared in more than a hundred magazines and have been reprinted in more than fifty anthologies. He has won numerous awards for his work, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is a professor and writer-in-residence at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Table of Contents

ONE: It's Safe Here 
Two: The Psychiatric Diaspora 
THREE: Travels with Moe 
FOUR: Give Robert Back His Teeth! 
FIVE: Expert Consensus Guidelines 
SIX: Degrees of Discordancy 
SEVEN: Respite 
EIGHT: Moving Beyond Disability 
NINE: Approaches to the Mind 
TEN: Pathways to Recovery 

EPILOGUE: Intimations of Possibility 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 
A NOTE ON SOURCES 
INDEX 

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