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by Terrie E. Moffitt Ph.D.,Victoria Costello

eBook A Lethal Inheritance: A Mother Uncovers the Science Behind Three Generations of Mental Illness download ISBN: 1616144661
Author: Terrie E. Moffitt Ph.D.,Victoria Costello
Publisher: Prometheus Books (January 24, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 267
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Category: Biography
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This book should be required reading for any parent with a family history of mental illness, for pediatricians, and for educators

This book should be required reading for any parent with a family history of mental illness, for pediatricians, and for educators. -AYELET WALDMAN, author of Bad Mother.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-254) and index. In this riveting story-part memoir, detective story, and scientific investigation-in the tradition of the story of Henrietta Lacks, Costello recounts how the mental unraveling of her seventeen-year-old son Alex compelled her to look back into family history for clues to his condition. Eventually she tied Alex's descent into hallucinations and months of shoeless wandering on the streets of Los Angeles to his great grandfather's suicide on a New York City railroad track in 1913.

Costello depicts her struggle to get the best possible mental health care for her sons and herself, treatment . In the process, she discovers new science that explains how clusters of mental illness traverse family generations.

Costello depicts her struggle to get the best possible mental health care for her sons and herself, treatment that ultimately brings each of them to full recovery. In the process, she discovers new science that explains how clusters of mental illness traverse family generations

Items related to A Lethal Inheritance: A Mother Uncovers the Science. In this unique self-revealing and scientifically credible book, Victoria Costello offers advice and reassurance for those who are experiencing mental illness in their family members or themselves.

Items related to A Lethal Inheritance: A Mother Uncovers the Science. Costello, Victoria A Lethal Inheritance: A Mother Uncovers the Science Behind Three Generations of Mental Illness. ISBN 13: 9781616144661. Her down-to-earth perspective will enlighten students and professionals in the helping fields as well. -JACK C. WESTMAN, . professor emeritus of psychiatry in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

A Lethal Inheritance : A Mother Uncovers the Science Behind Three Generations of Mental Illness. by Victoria Costello.

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Ms. Costello centers her narrative on the experiences of her two sons and other family members, all of whom have been challenged mentally and emotionally. Her older son was diagnosed as schizophrenic in his teen years, and her younger son received a diagnosis of anxiety and bipolar depression also as a teenager.

In Victoria Costello's family mental illness had been given many names over at least four generations until this inherited conspiracy of. .

In Victoria Costello's family mental illness had been given many names over at least four generations until this inherited conspiracy of silence finally endangered the youngest members of the family, her children. In this riveting story-part memoir, detective story, and scientific investigation-in the tradition of the story of Henrietta Lacks, Costello recounts how the mental unraveling. 3. donwload last page !!!! This books ( A Lethal Inheritance: A Mother Uncovers the Science behind Three Generations of Mental Illness ) Made by Victoria Costello About Books Every family has secrets; only some secrets are lethal.

A Lethal Inheritance has three focal points that complement and illuminate each other. Once we get these three things, the game has changed, and we're living in the prevention model of mental wellness where healthy minds rule. Disambiguation notice. The first is the story of the author’s son who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his teens.

From the review of A LETHAL INHERITANCE by Dean MacKinnon, MD of Johns Hopkins Medical School:  "In journalistic reviews of the scientific literature I always look out for the odd bit of pseudoscience or pop psychology that might undermine one's confidence in the author's understanding of the topic. Happily, I find that Ms. Costello's science and medical reporting, on topics both biological and clinical, is quite sound. Indeed, she not only avoids bad science, but she also avoids gushing overenthusiastically about the trendiest, most evanescent discoveries. I was consistently impressed with her scholarship and her way of making sense of science without resorting to jargon. She even goes the extra mile--late in the book she enrolls in a study on psychobiological markers of schizophrenia and describes the research process from the inside out."From the book foreword by Terrie Moffitt, PhD Professor of Neuroscience, Kings College London, Institute of Psychiatry, and Duke UniversityEvery family has secrets; only some secrets are lethal. In Victoria Costello's family mental illness had been given many names over at least four generations until this inherited conspiracy of silence finally endangered the youngest members of the family, her children.In this riveting story--part memoir, detective story, and scientific investigation--in the tradition of the story of Henrietta Lacks, Costello recounts how the mental unraveling of her seventeen-year-old son Alex compelled her to look back into family history for clues to his condition. Eventually she tied Alex's descent into hallucinations and months of shoeless wandering on the streets of Los Angeles to his great grandfather's suicide on a New York City railroad track in 1913.But this insight brought no quick relief. Within two years of Alex's diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, both she and her youngest son succumbed to two different mental disorders: major depression and anxiety disorder. Costello depicts her struggle to get the best possible mental health care for her sons and herself, treatment that ultimately brings each of them to full recovery. In the process, she discovers startling new neuroscience and genetic findings that explain how clusters of mental illness traverse family generations.The author closes by translating what she's learned into a set of ground rules for "New, New Parenting," advice to help individuals and families recover from addictions and mental disorders, and prevent their return in future generations.Writing for Booklist, Donna Chavez says about A Lethal Inheritance: "Science journalist Costello's educative memoir gives poignant testimony to the fact that not only do we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us; we carry their burdens as well. At the point where it was almost too late to intervene in her eldest son's mental deterioration, Costello embarked on a journey backward in time that moved her and both of her sons forward into a brighter future. ...The story Costello share is a twofer. It is a cautionary tale about the price families pay for keeping mental illness secret. It is also a road map for identifying risk factors for and recognizing early signs of psychiatric issues, the better to preempt advanced disease." To see the Book Trailer for A Lethal Inheritance, go to: youtube.com/watch?v=naB8JzT9hQU
Comments: (7)
Ventelone
This was a very interesting book about mental illness. I now understand why adolescents are so readily given anti-psychotic medication, and it now makes some sense to me. I still think it's over-prescribed, but I'm encouraged that the research is showing that schizophrenia can be prevented. What a wonderful thought. The book goes into more detail about how the brain works than is interesting to me, but I appreciated the author's story about how the fact of mental illness in her heritage so gradually unfolded for her. It seems obvious to her now, of course, but at the time, we miss things. This seemed like a very honest book, and it was also quite informative
Xangeo
Absolutely marvelous. A must read for parents regardless of whether you believe there is or is not mental illness in your ancestry. Learning about the intersection of genetics and environment is crucial for living in todays world. Whether your cause, your issue is mental health, learning disabilities, environmental safety, addiction, prenatal care, cancer prevention/treatment or a host of other things, this concept of G x E is crucial.

The memoir parts offer compelling evidence of the authors sincere motives in writing such a book. I really appreciated her honesty about both her personal life and the positive and negative issues of current mental health treatments. She plays no favorites, blames no singular entity, and makes no excuses.

The genealogy bit was probably my least favorite but that only means I liked it rather than I loved it. Those who enjoy genealogy and have a family history trail will like this section - a mini investigative drama snuck into a scientific memoir.
Malodred
Beware if all you want is a good story. This is more than that. Costello has done an amazing amount of research into the genetics, expression, diagnosis, and treatment of the schizoid spectrum and manic depression (bipolar) disease. As a mother, Costello rightfully protects revealing too much about her sons, but I couldn't help wanting to know more about them as they struggled with moving through aspects of the disease. I appreciate especially the information about genetics. All of us are so much of what we received in our DNA. We can do nothing about what we got other than to maximize the positives and deal with negatives that we received with the toss of the genetic dice. At least so far. Scientists are working on manipulating genes; I hope the ethicists are keeping up. Stay tuned.
Windworker
Thank you for taking the time to write this book. I read it slowly at first and then couldn’t put it down. The number one take away I personally got from this book is that no matter what the diagnosis is, EVEN schizophrenia...thinking can be reframed and it really can make a difference.
And also the book makes it so clear what the actions are that we can all take. What a cool woman you are for being so open, real and transparent, as you wrote this book. Thanks again !
Brannylv
Recommended for anyone and everyone who has experienced addiction and or mental illness in their family. For some, it may be too close to the heart, reading this woman's story. I found this book good enough to lend to a few friends who lent the book to a few of their own friends. That was a while back. The book is still on loan, making the circuit to friends of friends. I am certain I will never see this book again. It is a pity this story is close to the heart of so many families.
Goltizuru
As a mental health provider for children and families I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Ms Costello bravely combines her personal and family mental health history with some of the most recent scientific information about genetics, brain development and impact of the environment to the development and possible life time complications of mental illness. It is easy to read and she offers several check lists and strategies to identify and improve the lives of all who come in contact with these disorders, which is every one of us.

A must read for anyone who has EVER struggled with mental illness or has a family history of addiction, bipolar disorder, depression, conduct problems, ADHD etc.
Eta
This book is a combination memoir and compilation on medical studies on mental illness. I did not enjoy the way it was organized and hoped for more memoir and less clinical information, which will no doubt become dated over time.
I'll need to read this book again to grasp all the information there is to consider. However as a family member
who is watching others go through addiction and depression this book has exposed many avenues for treatment
and scientific discovery. There is a great deal of material to absorb and it is a book that will provoke much
thought and conversation.