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

Cahalan, Susannah. (Author). Rosenhan, David L. (Added Author). Moreau, Christie, (narrator.).

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Summary:

"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?" -- Back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library CD 616.89 CAH (Text) 33892100681304 Adult New Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 05/27/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781549175282
  • ISBN: 1549175289
  • Physical Description: 9 audio discs (11.07 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Hachette Audio, Grand Central Pub., [2019]

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Title from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by the author and Christie Moreau.
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?" -- Back cover.
Subject: Mental illness > Diagnosis.
Mental illness > Treatment.
Mental health services > United States.
Psychiatry > Research.
MEDICAL > Internal Medicine.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Sound recordings.

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