By Ron Powers
big apple Times-bestselling writer Ron Powers bargains a looking, richly researched narrative of the social background of psychological ailment in the USA paired with the deeply own tale of his sons' battles with schizophrenia.
From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the notorious eugenics period to the follies of the anti-psychiatry circulation to the present panorama within which too many households fight by myself to regulate troubled love ones, Powers limns our fears and myths approximately psychological disorder and the fractured public guidelines that experience resulted.
Braided with that background is the relocating tale of Powers's cherished son Kevin--spirited, endearing, and gifted--who triumphed even whereas being affected by schizophrenia till ultimately he didn't, and the tale of his brave surviving son Dean, who's additionally schizophrenic.
a mix of background, biography, memoir, and present affairs finishing with a attention of the place we could move from the following, this can be a thought-provoking examine a dreaded sickness that has lengthy been misunderstood.
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No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America by Ron Powers