Just published in the UK with a new introduction by the author. Special discount available from the publisher. See PDF file for more information.
A vast gulf exists between the way medicine explains psychiatric illness and the experiences of those who suffer. Agnes’s Jacket bridges that gulf, guiding us through the inner lives of those diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar illness, and depression and emerging with a new model for understanding one another and ourselves.
In this “dazzling and provocative” biography, Hornstein tells the extraordinary life story of the maverick psychiatrist Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, the German-Jewish refugee analyst who accomplished what Freud and almost everyone else thought impossible: successfully treating schizophrenics and other seriously disturbed mental patients with intensive psychotherapy, not medication, lobotomy, or shock treatment.