Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2007

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Mary Swander

Abstract

The first 93 pages of this memoir describes the ongoing mental problems of a 19-year-old bi-racial female from a small town in Iowa. The memoir recounts the routines of the mental health unit in the local hospital, friendships formed on the unit, and the doctor-patient relationship. The mindset of the mental patient is shown in detail questioning of the stigma of mental illness and the effectiveness of treatment plans. There is an historical account that provides some speculation on the source of the problem. The resolution of the issues are provided in the synopses at the end.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-15738

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Valerie Giscard Goodman

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1443086

OCLC Number

163569853

ISBN

9781109818031

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

100 pages

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