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 / Edward M. Hallowell
Title
Because I come from a crazy family
Title remainder
the making of a psychiatrist / 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 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hallowell, Edward M
Dewey number
  • 616.80092
  • B
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genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC339.52.H34
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hallowell, Edward M.
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychotherapy
  • Families
Target audience
adult
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Because I come from a crazy family : the making of a psychiatrist / Edward M. Hallowell
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9781632868596
Lccn
2017037249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001883493
  • 1748052
  • (OCoLC)on1001883493
  • 1748052
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
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9781632868596
Lccn
2017037249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001883493
  • 1748052
  • (OCoLC)on1001883493
  • 1748052

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