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

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 616.8 HALL (Text) 39231033468972 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 616.89 H158 (Text) 51735011889275 Adult department Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial B HALLOWELL, EDWARD M. HALLOWELL (Text) 33946003370082 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 12/26/2018

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  • ISBN: 9781632868589
  • ISBN: 163286858X
  • ISBN: 9781632868596
  • ISBN: 1632868598
  • Physical Description: 406 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.

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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: Psychiatry.
Hallowell, Edward M. > Mental health > Biography.
Hallowell, Edward M > Mental health > Biography.
Psychiatrists > Biography.
Psychotherapy > Biography.
Families > Biography.
Families > Biography.
Psychiatrists > Biography.
Psychotherapy > Biography.
EDUCATION / Special Education / Learning Disabilities.
MEDICAL / Psychiatry.
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD-ADHD)
Genre: Autobiographies.

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