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Madness: A Biography

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 176
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12 July 2019

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This exciting new book explores the history of major mental disorders by looking at a wide range of historical and contemporary figures that have experienced mental illness. It discusses changing perceptions of mental...

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This exciting new book explores the history of major mental disorders by looking at a wide range of historical and contemporary figures that have experienced mental illness. It discusses changing perceptions of mental illness and the treatments used at different historical periods from antiquity to the present day via the biographical sketches.

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It has a unique case study approach featuring historical and contemporary figures

Each chapter focuses on a different diagnosis


1. Anxiety Disorders
2. Depression
3. Dementia
4. Eating Disorders
5. Psychosis
6. Bipolar Disorder
7. Dual Diagnosis.

This is an innovative, interesting book offering the reader an overview of a variety of ‘common’ (that is often diagnosed) mental illnesses, contextualising each through a historical lens and using well known people to bring to the fore the impact of such illness on a person’s life. Clever use is made of people referred to in the book, rather than focusing on one specific person, Paul offers the reader short vignettes of a number of people from previous historical periods to 21st century figures to demonstrate the socio-political nature of a given illness and its treatment over time. This book is a powerful and fascinating read for anyone interested in psychiatry, prompting the reader to give critical thought to the wider context of mental illness and the impact it has on the lives of those who experience it. – Dr Sue McAndrew, Professor of Mental Health and Young People, University of Salford
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Paul Fallon is a Senior Practitioner for Nursing and Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Salford, UK

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Paul Fallon is a Senior Practitioner for Nursing and Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Salford, UK

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