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The Resource Pathological : the true story of six misdiagnoses, Sarah Fay

Pathological : the true story of six misdiagnoses, Sarah Fay

Label
Pathological : the true story of six misdiagnoses
Title
Pathological
Title remainder
the true story of six misdiagnoses
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Fay
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
AN APPLE BOOKS PICK OF THE MONTH "Masterfully written, distinctively researched, deeply humane . . . Genius."-ANTHONY SWOFFORD, author of Jarhead "A major contribution . . . A necessary book."-JOHANN HARI, author of Lost Connections "This book is a triumph of the spirit and the flesh."-ELIZA GRISWOLD, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Amity and Prosperity In this stunning debut-both a memoir and a work of investigative journalism-writer Sarah Fay explores the ways we pathologize human experiences. Over thirty years, doctors diagnosed Sarah Fay with six different mental illnesses-anorexia, major depressive disorder (MDD), anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and bipolar disorder.Pathological is the gripping story of what it was like to live with those diagnoses, and the crippling impact each had on her life. It is also a rigorous investigation into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-psychiatry's "bible," the manual from which all mental illness diagnoses come. Yet as Fay found out, some of our most prominent psychiatrists have been trying to warn us that the DSM is fiction sold to the public as fact. In Pathological, former advisory editor at The Paris Review and award-winning writer Fay calls for a new conversation about mental health diagnosis, one based on rigorous transparency. With exquisite detail and a precise presentation of fact, she digs up her own life at the root to finally ask, Is a diagnosis a lifeline or a self-fulfilling prophecy? Powerful, mesmerizing, and unputdownable, Pathological sits alongside the other brave and inspiring classics of our time that explore a more intelligent, forgiving, and nuanced approach to human suffering
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
PABRO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fay, Sarah
Dewey number
362.2
Index
index present
LC call number
RA790.5
LC item number
F39 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fay, Sarah
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Diagnostic errors
Label
Pathological : the true story of six misdiagnoses, Sarah Fay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780063068681
Isbn Type
(h.c.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
BD22081158
Label
Pathological : the true story of six misdiagnoses, Sarah Fay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780063068681
Isbn Type
(h.c.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
BD22081158

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