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The Resource Agnes's jacket : a psychologist's search for the meanings of madness, Gail A. Hornstein

Agnes's jacket : a psychologist's search for the meanings of madness, Gail A. Hornstein

Label
Agnes's jacket : a psychologist's search for the meanings of madness
Title
Agnes's jacket
Title remainder
a psychologist's search for the meanings of madness
Statement of responsibility
Gail A. Hornstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a Victorian-era German asylum, seamstress Agnes Richter painstakingly stitched a mysterious autobiographical text into every inch of the jacket she created from her institutional uniform. Despite every attempt to silence them, hundreds of other psychiatric patients have managed to get their stories out, or to publish them on their own. Today, in a vibrant network of peer-advocacy groups all over the world, those with firsthand experience of emotional distress are working together to unravel the mysteries of madness and to help one another recover. Agnes's Jacket tells their story, focusing especially on the Hearing Voices Network (HVN), an international collaboration of professionals, people with lived experience, and their families and friends who have been working to develop an alternative approach to coping with voices, visions, and other extreme states that is empowering and useful and does not start from the assumption that such people have a chronic illness.A vast gulf exists between the way medicine explains psychiatric conditions and the experiences of those who suffer. Hornstein's work helps us to bridge that gulf, guiding us through the inner lives of those diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar illness, depression, and paranoia, and emerging with nothing less than a new model for understanding one another and ourselves."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TYFRS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hornstein, Gail A.
Dewey number
616.89
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • General Psychology
  • Mentally ill
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Psychiatry
Label
Agnes's jacket : a psychologist's search for the meanings of madness, Gail A. Hornstein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Revised and updated with a new epilogue by the author"--Title page
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn994498316
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315083728
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994498316
Label
Agnes's jacket : a psychologist's search for the meanings of madness, Gail A. Hornstein
Publication
Note
"Revised and updated with a new epilogue by the author"--Title page
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn994498316
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315083728
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994498316

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