Mad, Bad and Sad

Mad, Bad and Sad : A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present

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Mad, bad and sad. From the depression suffered by Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath to the mental anguish and addictions of iconic beauties Zelda Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe. From Freud and Jung and the radical breakthroughs of psychoanalysis to Lacan's construction of a modern movement and the new women-centred therapies. This is the story of how we have understood mental disorders and extreme states of mind in women over the last two hundred years and how we conceive of them today, when more and more of our inner life and emotions have become a matter for medics and therapists.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • 0748133526
  • 9780748133529

About Lisa Appignanesi

Lisa Appignanesi was born in Poland. A novelist and writer, she is a former Deputy Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, is Chair of the Freud Museum, and President of English PEN.show more