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Psychiatric Tales

Author : Darryl Cunningham
ISBN : 9781608192786
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Presents in graphic novel format first-person perspectives on the experiences of mental illness, portraying the myths, stigmas, and dynamics of a range of psychiatric conditions.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Psychiatric Tales

Author : Darryl Cunningham
ISBN : 1906653305
Genre : Graphic novels
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Psychiatric Tales draws on Darryl Cunningham's time working in a psychiatric ward to give a reasoned and sympathetic look into the world of mental illness. In each chapter, Cunningham explores a different mental health problem, using evocative imagery to describe the experience of mental illness, both from the point of view of those beset by illness and their friends and relatives. This expanded edition presents an updated version of Psychiatric Tales, including two new chapters.
Category: Graphic novels

Alos And Other Tales From The Private Psychiatric Hospital

Author : Daniel Shattuck
ISBN : 9780595221899
Genre : Medical
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*A.L.O.S.and other tales from the private psychiatric hospital (*average length of stay)is a short, yet eventful journey through the painfully hilarious landscape of the private psychiatric hospital. This collection of true tales exposes the madness of mental health "mangled care", corporate psychiatry and the day to day tribulations of psychiatric patients via the skillful storytelling and humor of teacher and therapist, Dan Shattuck, M.Ed. If you've ever worked in the private psychiatric field, known a patient or been a patient yourself, you won't want to miss this robust approach to "sanity making".
Category: Medical

Performativity Cultural Construction And The Graphic Novel

Author : Leigh Anne Howard
ISBN : 9780429561122
Genre : Social Science
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Performance, Social Construction and the Graphic Narrative draws on performance studies scholarship to understand the social impact of graphic novels and their sociopolitical function. Addressing issues of race, gender, ethnicity, race, war, mental illness, and the environment, the volume encompasses the diversity and variety inherent in the graphic narrative medium. Informed by the scholarship of Dwight Conquergood and his model for performance praxis, this collection of essays makes links between these seemingly disparate areas of study to open new avenues of research for comics and graphic narratives. An international team of authors offer a detailed analysis of new and classical graphic texts from Mexico, India, and Canada as well as the US. Performance, Social Construction and the Graphic Narrative draws on performance studies scholarship to understand the social impact of graphic novels and their sociopolitical function. Addressing issues of race, gender, ethnicity, race, war, mental illness, and the environment, the volume encompasses the diversity and variety inherent in the graphic narrative medium. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in the areas of communication, literature, comics studies, performance studies, sociology, languages, English, and gender studies, and anyone with an interest in deepening their acquaintance with and understanding of the potential of graphic narratives.
Category: Social Science

Pathographics

Author : Susan Merrill Squier
ISBN : 9780271087337
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Culturally powerful ideas of normalcy and deviation, individual responsibility, and what is medically feasible shape the ways in which we live with illness and disability. The essays in this volume show how illness narratives expressed in a variety of forms—biographical essays, fictional texts, cartoons, graphic novels, and comics—reflect on and grapple with the fact that these human experiences are socially embedded and culturally shaped. Works of fiction addressing the impact of an illness or disability; autobiographies and memoirs exploring an experience of medical treatment; and comics that portray illness or disability from the perspective of patient, family member, or caregiver: all of these narratives forge a specific aesthetic in order to communicate their understanding of the human condition. This collection demonstrates what can emerge when scholars and artists interested in fiction, life-writing, and comics collaborate to explore how various media portray illness, medical treatment, and disability. Rather than stopping at the limits of genre or medium, the essays talk across fields, exploring together how works in these different forms craft narratives and aesthetics to negotiate contention and build community around those experiences and to discover how the knowledge and experiences of illness and disability circulate within the realms of medicine, art, the personal, and the cultural. Ultimately, they demonstrate a common purpose: to examine the ways comics and literary texts build an audience and galvanize not just empathy but also action. In addition to the editors, the contributors to this volume include Einat Avrahami, Maureen Burdock, Elizabeth J. Donaldson, Ariela Freedman, Rieke Jordan, stef lenk, Leah Misemer, Tahneer Oksman, Nina Schmidt, and Helen Spandler. Chapter 7, “Crafting Psychiatric Contention Through Single-Panel Cartoons,” by Helen Spandler, is available as Open Access courtesy of a grant from the Wellcome Trust. A link to the OA version of this chapter is forthcoming.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Five Hundred Pound Amoeba

Author : Steve Sobel
ISBN : 1493600346
Genre : Psychology
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Jake Burnham is so depressed he can barely utter a word, let alone find the strength to get out of bed. He feels more like a five hundred pound amoeba than a human being. For Kevin, a delusional belief that a famous singer loves him brings relief from a world of stigma, poverty and put-downs. An intern, new to the emergency department, encounters a young woman who presents in extreme distress due to an imagined body defect. Through his girlfriend's voice mail messages, we join Keith in getting a sense of what it's like to be in a roller coaster of a relationship with someone suffering from borderline personality disorder. As a psychiatrist at a rural community mental health center, Dr. Steve Sobel encounters the gamut of psychiatric illnesses, including the most severe, as many of those afflicted with the most disabling disorders are only able to receive care in such a setting. In his collection of short stories and vignettes, A Five Hundred Pound Amoeba and Other Psychiatric Tales, Dr. Sobel describes how those suffering the frequently incapacitating consequences of psychiatric disorders experience their illnesses, how their loved ones are affected and how the clinician responds. By combining insight into the patients' perspectives with his psychiatric knowledge, he offers a uniquely informative and intriguing narrative. The stories provide an accurate portrayal of a diverse sample of psychiatric disorders with an emphasis on the more severe end of the spectrum such as psychotic disorders or treatment-refractory illnesses. Other stories describe disorders which are less familiar to laypeople and less commonly described in such narratives. Each story includes a “follow-up note” -- providing a glimpse into the viewpoint of the treating psychiatrist of each fictional case. Long-term outcome is revealed in the follow up note. Diagnostic and treatment considerations and other impressions are addressed. The stories are fictionalized accounts, but are consistent with Dr. Sobel's experience of actual cases.
Category: Psychology

Metaphors Of Mental Illness In Graphic Medicine

Author : Sweetha Saji
ISBN : 9781000513486
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book investigates how graphic medicine enables sufferers of mental illness to visualise the intricacies of their internal mindscape through visual metaphors and reclaim their voice amidst stereotyped and prejudiced assumptions of mental illness as a disease of deviance and violence. In this context, by using Lakoff and Johnson’s conceptual metaphor theory (CMT), this study uncovers the broad spectrum of the mentally ills’ experiences, a relatively undertheorised area in medical humanities. The aim is to demonstrate that mentally ill people are often represented as either grotesquely exaggerated or overly romanticised across diverse media and biomedical discourses. Further, they have been disparaged as emotionally drained and unreasonable individuals, incapable of active social engagements and against the healthy/sane society. The study also aims to unsettle the sanity/insanity binary and its related patterns of fixed categories of normal/abnormal, which depersonalise the mentally ill by critically analysing seven graphic narratives on mental illness.
Category: Literary Criticism

Tall Tales About The Mind And Brain

Author : Sergio Della Sala
ISBN : 0198568762
Genre : Psychology
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Does listening to Mozart make us more intelligent? Is there such a thing as a gay gene? Does the size of the brain matter? Does the moon influence our behaviour? Can we communicate with the dead? Can graphology tell us anything about a person's character? Is the human brain clonable? What role do dreams have in cognition? Can mind conquer matter and diseases? Are out-of-body experiences possible? Can we trust our intuitions? To some, the answer to all these questions might well be resounding 'no', but to many people these represents serious beliefs about the mind and the brain ... Tall tales about the mind and brain presents a sweeping survey of common myths about the mind and brain. In a light-hearted and accessible style, it exposes the truth behind these beliefs, how they are perpetuated, why people believe them, and even why they might exist in the first place. -- Reverso de cubierta.
Category: Psychology

Research On Writing Approaches In Mental Health

Author : Luciano L'Abate
ISBN : 9780857249562
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Brings together research on different types of writing and distance writing that have been, or need to be, used by mental health professionals. This title also critically evaluates the therapeutic effectiveness of these writing practices, such as automatic writing, programmed writing poetry therapy, diaries, expressive writing and more.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Grendon Tales

Author : Ursula Smartt
ISBN : 9781906534516
Genre : Social Science
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A definitive account of the UK's first - and until recently only - therapeutic community prison that deals with some of the most serious violent and sexual offenders in the UK - based upon unprecedented access to the prison that was granted to Waterside Press and Professor Ursula Smartt of Thames Valley University UK. An innovative and acclaimed account based on one-to-one interviews with staff and inmates - and 'living with' prisoners through their daily lives.
Category: Social Science

101 Outstanding Graphic Novels

Author : Stephen Weiner
ISBN : 9781561639465
Genre : Art
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The popular primer on the best graphic novels, initially called The 101 Best Graphic Novels, is back in its third updated edition. Expert librarian Stephen Weiner—with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners—has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with an outstanding, not-to-be-missed 101. With an all-encompassing variety of genres, including both fiction and nonfiction, this serves as a great introduction to this increasingly influential world of pop culture and entertainment while also serving as a reference list for fans on what they may have possibly overlooked.
Category: Art

Madness Art And Society

Author : Anna Harpin
ISBN : 9781351371049
Genre : Performing Arts
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How is madness experienced, treated, and represented? How might art think around – and beyond – psychiatric definitions of illness and wellbeing? Madness, Art, and Society engages with artistic practices from theatre and live art to graphic fiction, charting a multiplicity of ways of thinking critically with, rather than about, non-normative psychological experience. It is organised into two parts: ‘Structures: psychiatrists, institutions, treatments’, illuminates the environments, figures and primary models of psychiatric care, reconsidering their history and contemporary manifestations through case studies including David Edgar’s Mary Barnes and Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. ‘Experiences: realities, bodies, moods’, promblematises diagnostic categories and proposes more radically open models of thinking in relation to experiences of madness, touching upon works such as Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko and Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places, and Things. Reading its case studies as a counter-discourse to orthodox psychiatry, Madness, Art, and Society seeks a more nuanced understanding of the plurality of madness in society, and in so doing, offers an outstanding resource for students and scholars alike.
Category: Performing Arts

Psychiatric Abuse Poetry

Author : Desha Blue
ISBN : 9781499031720
Genre : Poetry
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Psychiatric Abuse Poetry is a book of primarily poems about the most heinous abuse that occurs in psychiatric facilities. This is not a book of poetry about professionals suggesting medications that are not helpful and are in fact oftentimes harmful on one level or another. This is not a book of poetry about professionals being somewhat blasé about the welfare of their patients. This is a book depicted the real-life reality based verbal, mental, emotional, physical and sexual abuse which is common in County and/or State lock-down facilities for those deemed DTO/DTS, even when those “patients” are forced into such a setting due to false stories/made-up stories or the lies of an abuser. Readers are cautioned that the poetry herein is blunt, disturbing and honest.
Category: Poetry

The Craig Rainbow In My Fears

Author : Rod Maclean
ISBN : 144908799X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Read this book at your own risk! As you will inevitably see, bits of yourself reflected from the pages. Take comfort from the fact that you are, `only human'. [Aren't you?] History, truth, rumours and downright lies fester between horror and humour. Just like life itself! You must always be prepared to duck and dive, as violence is a constant fact of life, especially in the locked wards. Learn the ins and outs of psychological treatments. Delve into the minds of the sick and twisted, who prey on the vulnerable and defenceless innocent.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Graphic Medicine Manifesto

Author : MK Czerwiec
ISBN : 9780271089362
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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This inaugural volume in the Graphic Medicine series establishes the principles of graphic medicine and begins to map the field. The volume combines scholarly essays by members of the editorial team with previously unpublished visual narratives by Ian Williams and MK Czerwiec, and it includes arresting visual work from a wide range of graphic medicine practitioners. The book’s first section, featuring essays by Scott Smith and Susan Squier, argues that as a new area of scholarship, research on graphic medicine has the potential to challenge the conventional boundaries of academic disciplines, raise questions about their foundations, and reinvigorate literary scholarship—and the notion of the literary text—for a broader audience. The second section, incorporating essays by Michael Green and Kimberly Myers, demonstrates that graphic medicine narratives can engage members of the health professions with literary and visual representations and symbolic practices that offer patients, family members, physicians, and other caregivers new ways to experience and work with the complex challenges of the medical experience. The final section, by Ian Williams and MK Czerwiec, focuses on the practice of creating graphic narratives, iconography, drawing as a social practice, and the nature of comics as visual rhetoric. A conclusion (in comics form) testifies to the diverse and growing graphic medicine community. Two valuable bibliographies guide readers to comics and scholarly works relevant to the field.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Visual Metaphor And Embodiment In Graphic Illness Narratives

Author : Elisabeth El Refaie
ISBN : 9780190678173
Genre : Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc
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Metaphors help us understand abstract concepts, emotions, and social relations through the concrete experience of our own bodies. Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT), which dominates the field of contemporary metaphor studies, is centered on this claim. According to this theory, correlations in the way the world is perceived in early childhood (e.g., happy/good is up, understanding is seeing) persist in our conceptual system, influencing our thoughts throughout life at a mostly unconscious level. What happens, though, when ordinary embodied experience is disrupted by illness? In this book, Elisabeth El Refaie explores how metaphors change according to our body's alteration due to disease. She analyzes visual metaphor in thirty-five graphic illness narratives (book-length stories about disease in the comics medium), re-examining embodiment in traditional CMT and proposing the notion of "dynamic embodiment." Building on recent strands of research within CMT and engaging relevant concepts from phenomenology, psychology, semiotics, and media studies, El Refaie demonstrates how the experience of our own bodies is constantly adjusting to changes in our individual states of health, socio-cultural practices, and the modes and media by which we communicate. This fundamentally interdisciplinary work also proposes a novel classification system of visual metaphor, based on a three-way distinction between pictorial, spatial, and stylistic metaphors. This approach will enable readers to advance knowledge and understanding of phenomena involved in shaping our everyday thoughts, interactions, and behavior.
Category: Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc