The Resource A mind that found itself

A mind that found itself

Label
A mind that found itself
Title
A mind that found itself
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this autobiography, Clifford Whittingham Beers describes his battle with "insanity" (psychosis) between the ages of 24 and 26 and his repeated committals to a series of mental hospitals, where brutal and inhumane treatment caused more emotional trauma. Beers argues, "the biographical part of my autobiography might be called the history of a mental civil war, which I fought single-handed on a battle-field that lay within the compass of my skull. An Army of Unreason, composed of the cunning and treacherous thoughts of an unfair foe, attacked my bewildered consciousness with cruel persistency, and would have destroyed me, had not a triumphant Reason finally interposed a superior strategy that saved me from my unnatural self." He also notes that his purpose in telling his story is to address the "needless abuse of helpless thousands" in mental hospitals. This autobiography provides a first-hand account of the abuse of mentally disordered patients in hospitals and strong recommendations for reform. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Additional physical form
Also issued in print
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC512
LC item number
.B44 1907
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A mind that found itself
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Control code
apa00000563
Dimensions
cm.)
Extent
1 online resource (p.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28748293
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
apa00000563

Library Locations

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