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The great pretender: the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness

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"One of America's most courageous young journalists" and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire investigates the shocking mystery behind the dramatic experiment that revolutionized modern medicine (NPR).Doctors have struggled for centuries to define insanity—how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people—sane, healthy, well-adjusted members of society—went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows in this real-life detective story, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors?
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Doctors have struggled for centuries to define insanity—how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people—sane, healthy, well-adjusted members of society—went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever.
But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows in this real-life detective story, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors?
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subject_facetMental health services -- United States
Mental illness -- Diagnosis
Mental illness -- Treatment
Psychiatry -- Research
Rosenhan, David L
title_displayThe great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness
title_fullThe Great Pretender The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness
The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness / Susannah Cahalan
title_shortThe great pretender
title_subthe undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness
topic_facetDiagnosis
History
Mental health services
Mental illness
Nonfiction
Psychiatry
Psychology
Research
Rosenhan, David L
Sociology
Treatment
True Crime