Agnes's Jacket : A Psychologist's Search for the Meanings of Madness

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-17
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
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In this luminous work, Hornstein seeks to penetrate the mysteries shrouding mental illness--a condition that affects at least one in five Americans each year, nearly half of whom do not seek treatment.

Author Biography

Gail A. Hornstein is a professor of psychology at Mount Holyoke College.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
The Voice Hearerp. 1
Beyond Beliefp. 15
The Networkp. 23
Mavericks In Maastrichtp. 30
Who's Crazy Now?p. 44
Freedom Centerp. 50
Prisoner Abusep. 62
He Might Be Houdinip. 69
Field Notesp. 86
Peter, Who Comes From Jesusp. 91
Philosophy Of A Lunaticp. 109
Whitsbury Housep. 119
Experts By Experiencep. 126
Secrets And Hostagesp. 144
Train Tracksp. 152
Free Speechp. 156
Trauma And Testimonyp. 163
Displaced Personsp. 175
The Mental Marketp. 189
Hunger Strikersp. 200
The Late Quartetsp. 209
Hidden In Plain Sightp. 228
Visions Wrapped In Riddlesp. 235
Written On The Bodyp. 247
The Wound Does The Healingp. 268
Finding What Works And What Doesn'tp. 274
Acknowledgmentsp. 284
Notesp. 288
Resourcesp. 299
Indexp. 305
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