After years of experiencing the ups and downs of his father’s illness without knowing it existed, Hinshaw began to piece together the silent, often terrifying history of his father’s life—in great contrast to his father’s presence and love during periods of wellness. This exploration led to larger discoveries about the family saga, to Hinshaw’s correctly diagnosing his father with bipolar disorder, and to his full-fledged career as a clinical and developmental psychologist and professor.
It’s a masterpiece. A deeply personal memoir calling for an end to the dark shaming of mental illnessFamilies are riddled with untold secrets. I was profoundly moved by Stephen Hinshaw’s story, written beautifully, from the inside-out. But stephen hinshaw never imagined that a profound secret was kept under lock and key for 18 years within his family—that his father’s mysterious absences, for months at a time, resulted from serious mental illness and involuntary hospitalizations.
Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness #ad - In another kind of madness, hinshaw explores the burden of living in a family “loaded” with mental illness and debunks the stigma behind it. He explains that in today’s society, mental health problems still receive utter castigation—too often resulting in the loss of fundamental rights, including the inability to vote or run for office or automatic relinquishment of child custody.
From the moment his father revealed the truth, during Hinshaw’s first spring break from college, he knew his life would change forever.
Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental IllnessGrand Central Publishing #ad - With new york times bestselling author and pulitzer Prize finalist Pete Earley, with the encouragement of her sister and others, she tells of finally discovering the treatment she needs and, the emotional fortitude to bring herself back from the edge. Jessie passed her childhood in new york, switzerland, Zaire now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and finally Los Angeles, Connecticut, where her life quickly became unmanageable.
Jessie was devastated to discover that mental illness was passed on to her son Calen, but getting him help at long last helped Jessie to heal as well. At a young age, jessie close struggled with symptoms that would transform into severe bipolar disorder in her early twenties, but she was not properly diagnosed until the age of fifty.
Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness #ad - Jessie and her three siblings, including actress Glenn Close, spent many years in the Moral Re-Armament cult. Her sister glenn and certain members of their family tried to be supportive throughout the ups and downs, and Glenn's vignettes in RESILIENCE provide an alternate perspective on Jessie's life as it began to spiral out of control.
She was just fifteen years old. Jessie's emerging mental illness led her into a life of addictions, five failed marriages, and to the brink of suicide. Eleven years later, jessie is a productive member of society and a supportive daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother. In resilience, jessie dives into the dark and dangerous shadows of mental illness without shying away from its horror and turmoil.
No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in AmericaHachette Books #ad - Braided with that history is the moving story of powers's beloved son Kevin--spirited, and the story of his courageous surviving son Dean, endearing, and gifted--who triumphed even while suffering from schizophrenia until finally he did not, who is also schizophrenic. O. No doubt if everyone were to read this book, the world would change.
New york times book reviewnew york times-bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia. From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at bedlam asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones, Powers limns our fears and myths about mental illness and the fractured public policies that have resulted.
No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America #ad - . Finalist for the PEN/E. A blend of history, and current affairs ending with a consideration of where we might go from here, biography, memoir, this is a thought-provoking look at a dreaded illness that has long been misunderstood. Wilson literary science writing award * washington post notable Book of the Year * People Magazine Best Book of the Year * Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year *"Extraordinary and courageous.
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A MemoirHarper Wave #ad - International bestsellera heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and giulia’s life together began as a storybook romance. But, giulia had another breakdown, soon after Jonas was born, and then a third a few years after that.
. They fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that her loved ones were not safe. Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended.
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir #ad - A story of the fragility of the mind, my lovely wife in the psych ward is, and the tenacity of the human spirit, radiant with compassion, above all, a love story that raises profound questions: How do we care for the people we love? What and who do we live for? Breathtaking in its candor, Lukach’s is an intensely personal odyssey through the harrowing years of his wife’s mental illness, and written with dazzling lyricism, anchored by an abiding devotion to family that will affirm readers’ faith in the power of love.
When giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. Eventually, giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son.
The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for ChangeOxford University Press #ad - He also provides practical strategies for overcoming this serious problem, family education, media coverage emphasizing their underlying humanity, rather than discourage, contact with those afflicted, including enlightened social policies that encourage, and responsive treatment. It combines personal accounts with information from social and evolutionary psychology, sociology, and public policy to provide messages that are essential for anyone afflicted or familiar with mental illness.
The pain of mental illness is searing enough, but adding the layer of stigma affects personal well being, deep shame, and public health, fueling a vicious cycle of lowered expectations, economic productivity, and hopelessness. Millions of people and their families are affected by mental illness; it causes untold pain and severely impairs their ability to function in the world.
The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change #ad - Public attitudes toward mental illness are still more negative than they were half a century ago, and the majority of those afflicted either do not receive or cannot afford adequate care. As a result, spurring family silence, discriminatory laws, stigma is rampant, and social isolation. Even with this shift from moralistic views to those emphasizing the biological and genetic origins of mental illness, punitive treatment and outright rejection remain strong.
As a result of all of these troubling facts, applying the term "stigma" to mental illness is particularly appropriate because stigma conveys the mark of shame borne by those in any highly devalued group. Mental illness tops the list of stigmatized conditions in current society, generating the kinds of stereotypes, fear, and rejection that are reminiscent of longstanding attitudes toward leprosy.
In this groundbreaking book, Stephen Hinshaw examines the longstanding tendency to stigmatize those with mental illness.
Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey Through SchizophreniaSt. Martin's Press #ad - It is one of the most compelling histories of two such siblings in the canon of writing on mental illness. Carolyn continued to believe in the humanity of her sister, not merely in her illness, and Pamela responded. Told in the alternating voices of the sisters, Divided Minds is a heartbreaking account of the far reaches of madness as well as the depths of ambivalence and love between twins.
Pamela's illness allowed Carolyn to enter the spotlight that had for so long been focused on her sister. But as the twins approached adolescence, pamela began to suffer the initial symptoms of schizophrenia, hearing disembodied voices that haunted her for years and culminated during her freshman year of college at Brown University where she had her first major breakdown and hospitalization.
Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey Through Schizophrenia #ad - . It is a true and unusually frank story of identical twins with very different identities and wildly different experiences of the world around them. Exceeding everyone's expectations, Carolyn graduated from Harvard Medical School and forged a successful career in psychiatry. Despite pamela's estrangement from the rest of her family, the sisters remained very close, "bonded with the twin glue, " calling each other several times a week and visiting as frequently as possible.
A riveting true story of sisters who were identical, until the voices beganGrowing up in the fifties, Carolyn Spiro was always in the shadow of her more intellectually dominant and socially outgoing twin, Pamela.
Witness to the Dark: My Daughter's Troubled Times. A Comedy of Emotions.#ad - Share bob’s journey through the minefields of school, and, family, ultimately, and today's healthcare system as he struggles to find a way for her to survive, thrive. Enthralling … insightful … Heartbreaking … Empowering …. But nothing prepares him for the challenge of keeping his daughter Patricia safe after she attempts suicide.
Witness to the Dark: My Daughter's Troubled Times. A Comedy of Emotions. #ad - This book is a roller coaster ride of ever-changing diagnoses and treatments for anxiety, bipolar, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and schizoaffective disorders. Trained as an engineer, Bob Larsted knows how to solve complex problems.
Broken Glass: A Family's Journey Through Mental IllnessUniversity of New Mexico Press #ad - It is solely mine, solely the viewpoint of one man, solely a father's feelings about his daughter. From robert hine's preface to broken glassABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORSRobert V. In spite of unimaginable difficulties, Elene and her father preserved their relationship and survived. My daughter has given me permission to go ahead with the effort, but I know she would react quite differently to many of the events.
He is the author of two memoirs, Broken Glass UNM Press and Second Sight, as well as numerous history publications. When robert hine's daughter, elene, first showed signs of unhappiness as a little girl, no one dreamed she would grow up to have a serious personality disorder. As an early "baby boomer, " Elene reached adolescence and young womanhood in the midst of the counterculture years.
Broken Glass: A Family's Journey Through Mental Illness #ad - Where i saw confusion and delusion, she may well have seen purpose and steadiness. Where i felt sadness and dejection, she very likely felt release and exultation. Where i felt helplessness, she very likely felt in happy control. Hine is a distinguished historian retired from UC Riverside and now affiliated with University of California, Irvine.
This is not the story she would tell. Her father, a respected professor of american history at the University of California, medication, to see her through her troubles with delusions, shares the story of his family's struggle to keep Elene on track and functional, and eventually to help her raise her own children.
Candid in its portrayal of the suffering Elene and her parents endured and the stumbling efforts of doctors and hospitals, Hine's story is also generous and inspiring.
ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know®Oxford University Press #ad - Adults with adhd are now the fastest-growing segment of the population receiving diagnosis and medication. U. S. The disorder is painful and sometimes disabling for individuals and tremendously costly for society; yet, widespread misinformation, skepticism, and unanswered questions have jeopardized effective diagnosis and treatment.
Researched and written by stephen hinshaw, accurate, adhd: what everyone needs to Know® is the go-to book for authoritative, an international expert on ADHD, and Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author, current, and compelling information about the global ADHD epidemic. This book addresses questions such as:· is adhd a genuine medical condition or a means of pathologizing active and exploratory behavior?· do medications for adhd serve as needed treatments, policymakers, or are they attempts at social control, health professionals, providing straight talk and sound guidelines for educators, designed to bolster profits of pharmaceutical firms?· Has the ADHD label become a ruse by which parents can game the educational system for accommodations?· How do symptoms and impairments related to ADHD differ between girls and women and boys and men?· Why are ADHD medications often used as performance enhancers by college and high-school students?ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know® clears the air of the most polarizing and misleading information that abounds, parents, and the general public.
ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know® #ad - Rates of youth diagnosis have increased 40% from just a decade ago. It shows the reality of adhD but does not ignore the forces that have pushed up rates of diagnosis to alarmingly high levels. Rates of diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ADHD are skyrocketing, throughout America and the rest of the world.
The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up BipolarAtria Books #ad - The dark side of innocence explores those tumultuous formative years, finally shattering Terri’s well-guarded secret. The mystery of terri’s childhood remained untouched— too troubling, too painful to fathom. Her family lived in a lovely house in a tranquil Los Angeles suburb where the geraniums never once failed to bloom.
Throughout terri’s chaotic early years, nothing was certain from day to day except this: whatever was so deeply wrong with her must be kept a secret. The dark side of innocence provides a heart-rending, groundbreaking insider’s look into the fascinating and frightening world of childhood bipolar disorder, an illness that affects a staggering one million children.
The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar #ad - Hostage to her roller-coaster moods, Terri veered from easy A-pluses to total paralysis, from bouts of obsessive hypersexuality to episodes of alcoholic abandon that nearly cost her her life. But when i was seven, the odds felt insurmountable. As a young girl, Terri Cheney’s life looked perfect. There’s something wrong with her, ” her mother would whisper, her voice quivering on the edge of despair.
She was pretty and smart, an academic superstar and popular cheerleader whose father doted on her. And indeed there was, although no one had a name for it yet. With vivid intensity, it blends a pitch-perfect childlike voice with keen adult observation. But starting with her first suicide attempt at age seven, it was clear that her inner world was anything but perfect.
We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of MedicationRiverhead Books #ad - Insightful, we've got issues is for parents, doctors, and deeply moving, compelling, and teachers-anyone who cares about the welfare of today's children. In her provocative new book, new york Times-bestselling author Judith Warner explores the storm of debate over whether we are overdiagnosing and overmedicating our children who have "issues.
In perfect madness: motherhood in the age of Anxiety, Judith Warner explained what's gone wrong with the culture of parenting, and her conclusions sparked a national debate on how women and society view motherhood. Her new book, we've got issues: children and parents in the age of medication, will generate the same kind of controversy, as she tackles a subject that's just as contentious and important: Are parents and physicians too quick to prescribe medication to control our children's behavior? Are we using drugs to excuse inept parents who can't raise their children properly? What Warner discovered from the extensive research and interviewing she did for this book is that passion on both sides of the issue "is ideological and only tangentially about real children, " and she cuts through the jargon and hysteria to delve into a topic that for millions of parents involves one of the most important decisions they'll ever make for their child.