Mad, Bad And Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present (Paperback)Lisa Appignanesi (author)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 40 mm
'Informative in startling ways, and never dull in the academic way, Appignanesi's genuinely new History of the Mind Doctors is a subtle and accessible account of that perhaps most daunting of modern relationships, the one between the Mind Doctor and his female patient. Because Appignanesi has a complex story to tell there is no blaming at work in this wonderful book, but a shrewd and sympathetic apprehension of what is at stake in the difficult histories of both the Mind Doctors and those they seek to help. It is a remarkable achievement Adam Phillips 'A tantalising mix of polemic and history, of ideology and fact ... A gripping read ... In a league far above any other book of its kind on this topic SUNDAY BUSINESS POST 'Endlessly fascinating THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Subtle, textured and enthralling ... One of the great strengths of this book is the way in which it charts the uncanny relationship between fashions in psychiatric theory and sufferer s' symptoms SUNDAY TIMES
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