Hidden Valley Road

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 21 Apr 2020

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I could not put this book down. The subject of any mental illness and its prevalence in families is a particular interest of mine.  The Galvins with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, became a case study that provided the National Institute of Mental Health with more information than they'd ever had before. The children born between 1945-1965, suffered not only from their illness but also at the hands of the science at the time.
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Fascinating and terrifying and sad. I learned a lot about schizophrenia which i appreciated. And I learned more about how awful it was/is to be a woman in the patriarchy.
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