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Finding Sanity: John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar disorder

Paul English Greg De Moore Ann Westmore

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Bolinda Publishing
28 February 2017
Humanities; Psychiatry; Clinical psychology
For most of human history, mental illness has been largely untreatable. Sufferers lived their lives - if they survived - in and out of asylums, accumulating life's wreckage around them.

In 1948, all that changed when an Australian doctor and recently returned prisoner of war, working alone in a disused kitchen, set about an experimental treatment for one of the scourges of mankind - manic depression, or bipolar disorder. That doctor was John Cade and in that small kitchen he stirred up a miracle.

John Cade discovered a treatment that has become the gold standard for bipolar disorder - lithium. It has stopped more people from committing suicide than a thousand help lines.

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.
By:   Greg De Moore, Ann Westmore
Read by:   Paul English
Imprint:   Bolinda Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Unabridged
ISBN:   9781489379252
ISBN 10:   1489379258
Publication Date:   28 February 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   CD-Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

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