And I Don't Want to Live This Life - Study Guide Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

Deborah Spungen
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In chapter 7, Deborah got Nancy a new psychiatrist through her pediatrician. This psychiatrist recommended Nancy be placed in a residential treatment center/school facility. Deborah began searching for a school that would take Nancy, but cost proved to be an impediment. During this time, Nancy attacked her mother with a hammer because she refused to take her to a museum. A call to the psychiatrist after this attack led to him prescribing thorazine for Nancy. A short time later, the psychiatrist had Nancy admitted to a psychiatric hospital. When Frank and Deborah went to visit and learned that Nancy was in the women's ward, they demanded that Nancy be released immediately. Deborah finally found Nancy a school. Nancy would go to the Barton Unit of the Darlington school system in Connecticut.

In chapter 8, the Spungens delivered Nancy to school. It was difficult for...

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