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Mad, Bad and Sad

(2008)
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'[A work of] wit, wisdom and richness. . . . A grand tour of derangement, from matricide to anorexia.' - John Leonard, Harper's This fascinating history of mind doctors and their patients probes the ways in which madness, badness, and sadness have been understood over the last two centuries. Lisa Appignanesi charts a story from the days when the mad were considered possessed to our own century when the official psychiatric manual lists some 350 mental disorders. Women play a key role here, both as patients - among them Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, and Marilyn Monroe - and as therapists. Controversially, Appignanesi argues that women have significantly changed the nature of mind-doctoring, but in the process they have also inadvertently highlighted new patterns of illness.

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Hardback Editions

1600 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mad, Bad, and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 0-393-06663-0 / 978-0-393-06663-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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February 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mad, Bad And Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 1-84408-233-4 / 978-1-84408-233-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mad, Bad And Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 1-84408-234-2 / 978-1-84408-234-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mad, Bad, and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 0-393-33543-7 / 978-0-393-33543-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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October 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Mad Bad and Sad a History of Women and the Mind Doctors
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 1-55278-746-X / 978-1-55278-746-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Co
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Kindle Editions

August 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Mad, Bad, and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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