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The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness

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"For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness--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, normal, 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, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors, and what does it mean for our understanding of mental illness today?" --book jacket.

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Bloomfield Public Library 616.89 Cahalan (Text)
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52133300138738
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01/29/2020
Geneva Public Library 616.89 CAH (Text)
Second Floor New Books
52118301014871
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Gorham Free Library 616.89 CAHALAN (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52119300196693
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Livonia Public Library 616.89 CAH (Text)
Adult New
52140300578573
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02/14/2020
Macedon Public Library 616.89 CAH (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52121300743243
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Mount Morris Library 616.89 Cah (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52123300271191
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Naples Library 616.89 CAHALAN (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52124300380800
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02/13/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica 616.89 CAHA (Text)
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52149100588401
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Victor Farmington Library 616.89 CAH (Text)
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52128300903008
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Walworth-Seely Public Library 616.89 Cahalan (Text)
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52129300968157
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