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Finding sanity : John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar disorder, Greg de Moore and Ann Westmore

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Finding sanity : John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar disorder
Title
Finding sanity
Title remainder
John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar disorder
Statement of responsibility
Greg de Moore and Ann Westmore
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Language
eng
Summary
The first biography of the ground breaking Australian doctor who discovered the first pharmacological treatment for mental illness. In 1948, there was no medication for bipolar illness. Sufferers from the illness would live their lives - if they survived - in and out of asylums accumulating life's wreckage around them. But late in 1948 that changed, when an Australian doctor, John Cade, discovered a treatment that has become the gold standard for bipolar illness - lithium...John Cade changed the course of medicine with his discovery of lithium; yet today most doctors have never heard of his name. His discovery has stopped more people from committing suicide than a thousand 'help' lines, yet few counsellors know of him. And it has saved hundreds of billions of dollars in health care costs - enough to rival a nation's economy - but you can bet that no politician has the slightest idea of who John Cade was...Lithium is the penicillin story of mental health; the first effective medication discovered for the treatment of a mental illness; and it is, without doubt, Australia's greatest mental health story
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Finding sanity : John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar disorder, Greg de Moore and Ann Westmore
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Finding sanity : John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar disorder, Greg de Moore and Ann Westmore
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn952967221
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24 cm
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Extent
xi, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760113704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)952967221

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