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Patient or pretender inside the strange world of factitious disorders by Marc D. Feldman

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Published by J. Wiley in New York .
Written in

Subjects:

  • Factitious disorders,
  • Factitious Disorders,
  • Sick Role

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementMarc D. Feldman, Charles V. Ford, with Toni Reinhold.
ContributionsFord, Charles V., 1937-, Reinhold, Toni.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC569.5.F27 F45 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 228 p. ;
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1405338M
ISBN 100471580805
LC Control Number93013547

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The Great Pretender book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From one of America's most courageous young journalists (NPR The Great Pretender book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It wants to be a narrative about David Rosenhan and his pseudo-patient experiment. However /5. Patient or Pretender: Inside the Strange World of Factitious Disorders Marc D. Feldman, Author, Toni Reinhold, With, Charles V In a book of more interest to professionals, the authors. The Great Pretender is an account of Cahalan’s own research. In addition to Rosenhan’s study, she weaves in glimpses of other similar experiments, such as Nellie Bly’s well-documented experience as a journalist going undercover in a psychiatric hospital. “The Great Pretender is a tight, propulsive, true-life detective story which somehow also doubles as a sweeping history of our broken mental health-care system. Cahalan herself has experienced this system as both a patient and a reporter, and her background informs every fascinating page of this dogged investigative odyssey.

The authors reveal how skilled patient-pretenders can become at fooling doctors, nurses, and other caretakers with schemes to produce symptoms and create erroneous test results by putting blood or other substances into their urine, injecting themselves with insulin, or wounding, infecting, starving, or bleeding themselves. Nov 02,  · “The Great Pretender,” the new book by the author of “Brain on Fire,” is another medical detective story, but this time the person at the heart of the mystery is a doctor, not a patient. Discuss the book's title. Does the term "the great pretender" change meaning for you over the course of the book, and if so,how? What different things does it represent to you by the end of the book versus the beginning? In chapter 1, Susannah encounters a woman whose disease was similar to her own, but her fate was drastically different. Patient or Pretender: Inside the Strange World of Factitious Disorders by Feldman, Marc D.; Ford, Charles V. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at academyrealtor.com