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The Resource Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker

Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker

Label
Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family
Title
Hidden Valley Road
Title remainder
inside the mind of an American family
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kolker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the dream. After World War II, Don's work with the US Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen in one family? What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institutes of Mental Health. Their shocking story also offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy and the premise of the schizophrenogenic mother, to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amidst profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. Unknown to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment and even the possibility of the eradication of the disease for future generations. With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love and hope
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
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Kolker, Robert
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schizophrenics
  • Schizophrenics
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia
Target audience
adult
Label
Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1110621289
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Vintage Canada edition.
Extent
xxi, 377 pages
Isbn
9780735274457
Other physical details
illustrations, photos
Label
Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker
Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1110621289
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Vintage Canada edition.
Extent
xxi, 377 pages
Isbn
9780735274457
Other physical details
illustrations, photos

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