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The scar

£14.99

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At the age of twenty-seven, married, living in New York, and working in book design, Mary Cregan gives birth to her first child, a daughter she names Anna. But it's apparent that something is terribly wrong, and two days later, Anna dies-plunging Cregan into suicidal despair.
Decades later, sustained by her work, a second marriage, and a son, Cregan reflects on this pivotal experience and attempts to make sense of it. She weaves together literature and research with details from her own ordeal-and the still visible scar of her suicide attempt-while also considering her life as part of the larger history of our understanding of depression. In fearless, candid prose, Cregan examines her psychotherapy alongside early treatments of melancholia, weighs the benefits of shock treatment against its terrifying pop culture depictions, explores the controversy around antidepressants and how little we know about them-even as she acknowledges that the medication saved her life-and sifts through the history of the hospital where her recovery began.
Perceptive, intimate, and elegantly written, The Scar vividly depicts the pain and ongoing stigma of clinical depression, giving greater insight into its management and offering hope for those who are suffering.
This hardback book is in very good condition. All the pages are intact with no markings. It was published by WW Norton & Co, United States, 2019. 

Item details

Added value:
First Edition 2019
Author(s):
Mary Cregan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
218x147x28
EAN-13:
9781324001720
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1324001720
ISBN-13:
9781324001720
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
274
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Title:
The scar

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At the age of twenty-seven, married, living in New York, and working in book design, Mary Cregan gives birth to her first child, a daughter she names Anna. But it's apparent that something is terribly wrong, and two days later, Anna dies-plunging Cregan into suicidal despair.
Decades later, sustained by her work, a second marriage, and a son, Cregan reflects on this pivotal experience and attempts to make sense of it. She weaves together literature and research with details from her own ordeal-and the still visible scar of her suicide attempt-while also considering her life as part of the larger history of our understanding of depression. In fearless, candid prose, Cregan examines her psychotherapy alongside early treatments of melancholia, weighs the benefits of shock treatment against its terrifying pop culture depictions, explores the controversy around antidepressants and how little we know about them-even as she acknowledges that the medication saved her life-and sifts through the history of the hospital where her recovery began.
Perceptive, intimate, and elegantly written, The Scar vividly depicts the pain and ongoing stigma of clinical depression, giving greater insight into its management and offering hope for those who are suffering.
This hardback book is in very good condition. All the pages are intact with no markings. It was published by WW Norton & Co, United States, 2019. 

Added value:
First Edition 2019
Author(s):
Mary Cregan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
218x147x28
EAN-13:
9781324001720
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1324001720
ISBN-13:
9781324001720
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
274
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Title:
The scar

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