Because I come from a crazy family : the making of a psychiatrist / Edward M. Hallowell.
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New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
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Book
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406 pages : genealogical ; 25 cm
Street Date
1806
Language
English
ISBN
9781632868589, 163286858X

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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.

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Hallowell, E. M. (2018). Because I come from a crazy family: the making of a psychiatrist / Edward M. Hallowell . Bloomsbury.

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Hallowell, Edward M.. 2018. Because I Come From a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist / Edward M. Hallowell. New York: Bloomsbury.

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Hallowell, Edward M.. Because I Come From a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist / Edward M. Hallowell New York: Bloomsbury, 2018.

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Hallowell, Edward M.. Because I Come From a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist / Edward M. Hallowell Bloomsbury, 2018.

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