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Psychiatric tales : eleven graphic stories about mental illness

Author: Darryl Cunningham
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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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. As Cunningham reveals this human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Graphic Novel
Graphic medicine
Medical comics
Comic books, strips, etc
Nonfiction comics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darryl Cunningham
ISBN: 9781608192786 1608192784
OCLC Number: 635479793
Notes: Originally published: Blank Slate Books Limited, London, 2010.
Description: x, 139 pages : chiefly illustrations, portrait ; 22 cm
Contents: Dementia ward --
Cut --
It could be you --
Darkness --
Anti-social personality disorder --
People with mental illness enrich our lives --
Blood --
Bipolar disorder --
Schizophrenia --
Suicide --
How I lived again.
Responsibility: Darryl Cunningham.

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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. As Cunningham reveals this human experience, he also shows how society's perceptions of and reactions to mental illness perpetuate needless stigma, for example, the myth that schizophrenic people are more likely to commit crimes than non-schizophrenic people. Psychiatric Tales is a groundbreaking graphic work; it deftly demythologizes and destigmatizes the disorders that 26.2 percent of American adults live with every day."--

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