A mind that found itself : an autobiography /

At once a classic account of the ravages of mental illness and a major American autobiography, A Mind That Found Itself tells the story of a young man who is gradually enveloped by a psychosis. His well-meaning family commits him to a series of mental hospitals, but he is brutalized by the treatment...

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Author / Creator:Beers, Clifford Whittingham, 1876-1943.
Imprint:Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1981.
Description:1 online resource (xvii, 205 pages)
Language:English
Series:Contemporary community health series
Contemporary community health series.
Subject:Beers, Clifford Whittingham, -- 1876-1943.
Beers, Clifford Whittingham, -- 1876-1943
Beers, Clifford Whittingham, -- 1876-1943.
Psychiatric hospital care -- United States -- History.
Mentally ill -- United States -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Social Scientists & Psychologists.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
MEDICAL -- Psychiatry -- General.
Mentally ill.
Psychiatric hospital care.
United States.
Personal narratives.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Biographies.
History.
Personal narratives.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11382920
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ISBN:9780822980605
0822980606
0822934426
9780822934424
0822953242
9780822953241
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Reprint. Originally published: 5th ed. New York : Longmans, Green, 1921. With new introd.
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Summary:At once a classic account of the ravages of mental illness and a major American autobiography, A Mind That Found Itself tells the story of a young man who is gradually enveloped by a psychosis. His well-meaning family commits him to a series of mental hospitals, but he is brutalized by the treatment, and his moments of fleeting sanity become fewer and fewer. His ultimate recovery is a triumph of the human spirit. The publication of A Mind That Found Itself did for the American mental health movement what Thomas Paineís Common Sense did for the American Revolution. Moreover, it grips the ima.
Other form:Print version: Beers, Clifford Whittingham, 1876-1943. Mind that found itself 0822934426