The Resource Because I come from a crazy family : the making of a psychiatrist, Edward M. Hallowell

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

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Because I come from a crazy family : the making of a psychiatrist
Title
Because I come from a crazy family
Title remainder
the making of a psychiatrist
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Edward M. Hallowell
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Language
eng
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 behaviour 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. Because I Come from a Crazy Family is an affecting, at times harrowing, ultimately moving memoir about crazy families and where they can lead, about being called to the mental health profession, and about the unending joys and challenges that come with helping people celebrate who they are
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autobiography
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10665615
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Hallowell, Edward M
Dewey number
610.69
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genealogical tables
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no index present
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non fiction
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True
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  • Hallowell, Edward M.
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychotherapy
  • Families
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the making of a psychiatrist
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Because I come from a crazy family : the making of a psychiatrist, Edward M. Hallowell
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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406 pages
Isbn
9781632868589
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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genealogical tables
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regular print
Label
Because I come from a crazy family : the making of a psychiatrist, Edward M. Hallowell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9781632868589
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical tables
Specific material designation
regular print

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