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Author Nathiel, Susan.

Title Daughters of madness : growing up and older with a mentally ill mother / Susan Nathiel.

Publication Info. Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2007.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  616.89 NATHIEL    AVAILABLE
Description xix, 196 pages ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Women's psychology
Women's psychology (Westport, Conn.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-189) and index.
Contents Mother's role in our "self" development. The research : bonds and brains -- Early childhood. Something's wrong with Mom -- What's real? -- Am I bad? -- When Mom is mean, or just doesn't care -- Why doesn't anybody help? -- Keeping secrets -- Making the best of things -- Middle childhood. Mom at home -- Mom and me -- Explanations -- Who am I? -- Mom goes to the hospital -- Mom in public -- Daughters go out into the world -- Keeping family secrets -- Fathers and siblings -- Suicide threats and more -- Resilience -- Adolescence. Mom at home -- Mom in public -- Psychiatric treatment and hospitals -- What to think? What to feel? -- Rites of passage -- Fathers and siblings -- Shame and secrets -- Psychological fallout -- Early exits -- Resilience -- Young adulthood. Going out into the world -- Staying connected with home -- Mom in the hospital -- Beginning her own family -- Fallout and resilience --
Adulthood. Mothers' lives, continued -- Getting along, or not -- Elderly mothers -- Mothers as grandmothers -- Hospitals and psychiatric treatment -- More fallout -- Fallout for siblings -- Reflections -- Reflections about fathers -- Afterthoughts. Some final reflections on mothers' lives -- The best and worst of being a "daughter of madness" -- What do we need to learn? -- Appendix : short biographies of women interviewed.
Subject Mentally Ill Persons.
Adult Children.
Mother-Child Relations.
Children of the mentally ill.
Mothers and daughters -- Mental health.
Mental illness.
ISBN 0275990427 alkaline paper
9780275990428 alkaline paper

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