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Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that Changed our Understanding of Madness

Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that Changed our Understanding of Madness
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Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that Changed our Understanding of Madness
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  • ISBN: 9781838851446
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From ‘one of America’s most courageous young journalists’ (NPR) comes a propulsive narrative history investigating the fifty-year-old mystery behind a dramatic experiment that changed the course of modern medicine

‘Destined to become a popular and important book’ Jon Ronson

‘Fascinating’ Sunday Times


In the early 1970s, Stanford professor Dr Rosenhan conducted an experiment, sending sane patients into psychiatric wards; the result of which was a damning paper about psychiatric practises. The ripple effects of this paper helped bring the field of psychiatry to its knees, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever.

But what if that ground-breaking and now-famous experiment was itself deeply flawed? And what does that mean for our understanding of mental illness today? These are the questions Susannah Cahalan asks in her completely engrossing investigation into this staggering case, where nothing is quite as it seems.



“People have asked me over the years: if they liked The Psychopath Test, what should they read next? I now have an answer. Susannah Cahalan’s The Great Pretender is such an achievement. It’s a wonderful look at the anti-psychiatry movement and a great adventure – gripping, investigative. It’s destined to become a popular and important book”
JON RONSON

“Utterly compelling … important and spirited”
Observer

“A fascinating piece of detection … passionate [and] a warning against easy answers”
Sunday Times

“A well-crafted, gripping narrative that succeeds on many levels. Cahalan, who gained the trust of Rosenhan’s family, is meticulous and sensitive in her research; compelling and insightful in her writing. She accurately conveys the troubles that have haunted psychiatry over the past half-century … her book, which I hope wins awards, has immense value as a historical account”
Financial Times

“Brilliant detective work … fascinating”
Guardian
Detalii
Autor CAHALAN, Susannah
An apariţie 2020
Editura Canongate
Nr pagini 400
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: susannah cahalan