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Hidden Valley Road Inside the Mind of an American Family

Ra of institutionalization lobotomy and the schizophrenogenic mother to the search for genetic markers for the disease always amid profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself And unbeknownst to the Galvins samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today offering paths to treatment prediction and even eradication of the disease for future generations With clarity and compassion bestselling and award winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering love and hope Before my review I just want to say this book left a lump in my throat it was an emotional journey I felt it in my gut and wish I could reach out and support every single on Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries unbeknownst to the Galvins samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today offering paths to treatment prediction and even eradication of the disease for future generations With clarity and compassion bestselling and award winning author Robert Kolker Engendering Song uncovers one family's Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide unforgettable legacy of suffering love and hope Before my review I just want to say this book left a lump in my throat it was an emotional journey I felt it in my gut and wish I could reach out and support every single on

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The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia that became science's great hope in the uest to understand the diseaseDon and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream After World War II Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom the oldest born in 1945 the youngest in 1965 In those years there was an established script for a family like the Galvins aspiration hard work upward mobility domestic h Meet the Galvin familyTHIS IS A MIND BLOWING STORYFASCINATING UNBELIEVABLE RIVETING INFORMATIVE HEARTBREAKING This is one of those non fiction books that often reads like fi

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Armony and they worked hard to play their parts But behind the scenes was a different story psychological breakdown sudden shocking violence hidden abuse By the mid 1970s six of the ten Galvin boys one after another were diagnosed as schizophrenic How could all this happen to one family What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institute of Mental Health Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia from the e 35 stars Fascinating readable and depressing as hell Unfortunately this fell a little short for me in a few waysAt first the hook of this book is enough to draw your attenti


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10 thoughts on “Hidden Valley Road Inside the Mind of an American Family

  1. says:

    Meet the Galvin familyTHIS IS A MIND BLOWING STORYFASCINATING UNBELIEVABLE RIVETING INFORMATIVE HEARTBREAKING This is one of those non fiction books that often reads like fiction It’s incredibly intimatein details descriptions character development storytelling and facts It just seems so inconceivable that ‘this much’ mental illness could hit one nuclear family By the end of this book I felt I knew each of the fourteen fam

  2. says:

    The odds of reading two books at the same time where both families have twelve children has to be high That though is there only commanality I've never read anything like this it was both hard to read because if su

  3. says:

    The Scourge of Schizophrenia This frightening and seemingly unfathomable true story is about a family with 12 children in which 6 of the boys develop schizophrenia So much suffering is hard to take in For not only did the sick boys endure unbelievable hardships the well were left to take care of themselves Parents of on

  4. says:

    “For a family schizophrenia is primarily a felt experience as if the foundation of the family is permanently tilted in the direct

  5. says:

    This is a harrowing and intricate nonfiction account of an all American family of twelve ten boys and two girls born between 1945 an

  6. says:

    35 stars Fascinating readable and depressing as hell Unfortunately this fell a little short for me in a few waysAt first the hook of this book is enough to draw your attention Just one family with twelve children where half of them have diagno

  7. says:

    See my full review over on booktube

  8. says:

    This was I think my first book tackling one of the most mysterious diseases schizophrenia Mr Kolker explains the ways it was treated in the past in a most accessible way at least I not belonging to a medical profession understood most of it which does not mean I remembered everything as there is a lot of information including names

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    Before my review I just want to sa

  10. says:

    WORST PARENTS EVERThis book was a bit of a chaotic hot mess at the beginning and I almost gave up on it a couple

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