Hidden Valley Road: inside the mind of an American family by Robert Kolker

This is a very readable book on the psychology of schizophrenia. It is a story of the Galvin family who raised 12 children during the 50s thru 70s in Colorado. Out of the 10 boys, 6 developed schizophrenia and were in and out of mental health institutions for many years. The book takes a look at their home life and also delves into the history of the study of schizophrenia and all the controversy surrounding it's explanation. Nature versus nurture.  The Galvin family is the first family to be studied where samples of DNA could be taken from multiple family members to shed light on the possible inherited nature of the disease. Very good!


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