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Author Hallowell, Edward M, author.

Title Because I come from a crazy family : the making of a psychiatrist / Edward M. Hallowell.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    92 Hallowell,E HAL    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 HALLOWELL,E    Available
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Description 406 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm
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Summary When Edward M. Hallowell was eleven, a voice out of nowhere told him he should become a psychiatrist. A mental health professional of the time would have called this psychosis. But young Edward (Ned) took it in stride, despite not quite knowing what "psychiatrist" meant. With a psychotic father, alcoholic mother, abusive stepfather, and two so-called learning disabilities of his own, Ned was accustomed to unpredictable behavior from those around him, and to a mind he felt he couldn't always control. The voice turned out to be right. Now, decades later, Hallowell is a leading expert on attention disorders and the author of twenty books, including Driven to Distraction, the work that introduced ADD to the world. In Because I Come from a Crazy Family, he tells the often strange story of a childhood marked by what he calls the "WASP triad" of alcoholism, mental illness, and politeness, and explores the wild wish, surging beneath his incredible ambition, that he could have saved his own family of drunk, crazy, and well-intentioned eccentrics, and himself.
Subject Hallowell, Edward M. -- Mental health -- Biography.
Psychiatrists -- Biography.
Psychotherapy -- Biography.
Families -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781632868589 hardcover $28.00
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