P&P Live! Roy Richard Grinker — NOBODY'S NORMAL - with Kay Redfield Jamison

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 6:00pm

This event is presented in partnership with the National Capital Area Chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).

For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In Nobody’s Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma—from the eighteenth century, through America’s major wars, and into today’s high-tech economy.

Grinker infuses the book with the personal history of his family’s four generations of involvement in psychiatry, including his grandfather’s analysis with Sigmund Freud, his own daughter’s experience with autism, and culminating in his research on neurodiversity. Drawing on cutting-edge science, historical archives, and cross-cultural research in Africa and Asia, Grinker takes readers on an international journey to discover the origins of, and variances in, our cultural response to neurodiversity.

Grinker will be in conversation with Kay Redfield Jamison, the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is the author of the national best sellers An Unquiet MindNight Falls Fast, and Touched with Fire, and is the coauthor of the standard medical text on bipolar disorder, Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Nobody's Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness By Roy Richard Grinker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393531640
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 26th, 2021

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