[E-Book] ☆ Bedlam: A Year in the Life of a Mental Hospital | BY ↠ Dominick Bosco

Bedlam: A Year in the Life of a Mental Hospital By Dominick Bosco,

  • Title: Bedlam: A Year in the Life of a Mental Hospital
  • Author: Dominick Bosco
  • ISBN: 9781559721134
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Here is the remarkable and moving story about the love, violence, courage and humor in a state mental institution Bedlam follows the dramatic stories of the hospital staff and the patients themselves, whose stories break hearts as much as they fascinate.
    Bedlam A Year in the Life of a Mental Hospital Here is the remarkable and moving story about the love violence courage and humor in a state mental institution Bedlam follows the dramatic stories of the hospital staff and the patients themselves

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    1. This is the true story, written novel style, of one of the largest mental hospitals in the world, Bedloe, with over 1,000 patients and over 2,000 staff The book is a rant against a prosperous country that refuses to take proper care of those primarily schizophrenics who have been born with defective genes According to the author, the number of state institutionalized mental patients in the U.S increased from 100,000 in 1890 to 500,000 in 1958, then dropped back to 100,000 by the late 80 s This, [...]

    2. 2.5 stars BEDLAM was, understandably a strange book to read I liked the people in it, for the most part, and enjoyed the flashes of joy that occasionally illuminated the world of the mental hospital such as the creation of a vegetable garden for the patients to tend, and the Christmas party for doctors, nurses, and patients alike I liked that the author occasionally weighed in on the disgraceful state of mental care, or rather lack thereof, in this country Treatment by bus ticket is a common the [...]

    3. The book interweaves several people s stories a woman whose brilliant son develops schizophrenia during his first year of college, the psychiatrist running the institution where the young man is eventually placed, a resident psychiatrist, psych tech, and senior doctor at the institution, and so on Interesting book, and relatively illuminating Gave a picture of the frustrations of working in such an institution, the nature of the abuses that take place, the obstacles for reform, and so on.

    4. I ordered this book as part of research for the second edition of my own book on asylums and I admit I put it aside at first in favor of the better known books that sat in piles on my floor However, I picked up the book and began reading it during Christmas vacation and finished in one day I couldn t put it down, and I couldn t stop thinking about it When I finished the book, I was sad to see it end Brosco tells the story so smoothly and so engagingly that you forget you re reading about the hor [...]

    5. Interesting peek into the lives of the mentally ill and the caregivers, family and staff It does read like a novel, which is great when relating personal accounts and dialogue It also suffers from unfortunate descriptions and phrasing But though his own life responded with excitement, he still wanted a better world As the vapors of his discontent rose I can t find the others that really made me groan Next time I ll be ready with page stickies.

    6. It was decent, I can t say it was overly engrossing It paints a sad portrait of the care for mentally ill patients in the U.S over centuries I liked the characters, though it seems the author insists on the doctor Alex Greco a bit too much I did not like the authors use of metaphors, they drag on endlessly and fall flat.

    7. so far its good i think its really cool how the stories intertwine, and i really like the way the author writes the story, and the truth to it so far, i totally recomend it to everyone, especially if you are planning to look for work in a mental hospital.

    8. so not what i expected.letdown.i wanted some scarey hellish account of what life was like and instead the writing was just BAD

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