Title Profile & Character Information

A Lethal Inheritance

Annotation
Victoria Costello's family mental illness was given many names across four generations. This title recounts how the diagnosis of her 17-year old son with paranoid schizophrenia, her own fight with clinical depression, and her youngest son's struggle with anxiety disorder compelled her to look into her family history for clues to their conditions.

GenreNonFiction
Health, Mind and Body
Psychological
Memoir
TopicsMental illness
Family secrets
Family histories
Mothers and sons
Mental depression
Schizophrenia
Anxiety
Mental illness
Mental health
Psychological research
SettingGreat Britain
California