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A Road Back From Schizophrenia

Author : Arnhild Lauveng
ISBN : 9781616088712
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A gripping memoir that challenges our perceptions and understanding of schizophrenia.

My Schizophrenic Life

Author : Sandra Yuen MacKay
ISBN : 9780981003795
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 40. 24 MB
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Vancouver artist Sandra Yuen MacKay has an abnormality of the brain - a disease called schizophrenia. As she says, "my life is schizophrenic because I have schizophrenia. It will always be there." Much of her life has been a struggle to cope with the symptoms of her disease and the side effects of the medications required to keep those symptoms in check. Early in her life, Sandra started to exhibit the typical symptoms of this disease which came as a surprise to her unsuspecting family. Her book chronicles her struggles, hospitalizations, encounters with professionals, return to school, eventual marriage, and success as an artist, writer and advocate. "Remarkably compelling...the book takes on a life if its own...a gripping narrative" Library Journal "There are precious few people who have experienced psychosis and can convey it accurately, clearly, and concisely. Sandra MacKay's story is an important one for all of us in the mental health field --doctors, patients, and their families. It is imperative that we take in the lessons she is imparting to us all, on how to manage, and in many ways, triumph, over chronic mental illness." Julie Holland, MD author, Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER., New York city

When Quietness Came

Author : Erin L. Hawkes
ISBN : 9780987824448
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"With an introduction by Dr. Richard O'Reilly"--Cover.

Marriage And Schizophrenia

Author : Andrew Downing
ISBN : 9781512764840
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This story chronicles challenges met and victories realized while living with schizophrenia. Dialogue is included to clearly illustrate the battles faced. Showing that faith in Christ has been the saving grace through it all, is the intention of the authors. Their story can be an inspiration to anyone facing a life challenge.

Henry S Demons

Author : Patrick Cockburn
ISBN : 9781439154717
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A British journalist and his schizophrenic son offer a dual memoir about how they have coped with the son's mental illness and his long, difficult journey toward recovery.

A Kind Of Mirraculas Paradise

Author : Sandra Allen
ISBN : 9781501134050
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Dazzlingly, daringly written, marrying the thoughtful originality of Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts with the revelatory power of Neurotribes and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, this propulsive, stunning book illuminates the experience of living with schizophrenia like never before. Sandra Allen did not know her uncle Bob very well. As a child, she had been told he was “crazy,” that he had spent time in mental hospitals while growing up in Berkeley in the 60s and 70s. But Bob had lived a hermetic life in a remote part of California for longer than she had been alive, and what little she knew of him came from rare family reunions or odd, infrequent phone calls. Then in 2009 Bob mailed her his autobiography. Typewritten in all caps, a stream of error-riddled sentences over sixty, single-spaced pages, the often incomprehensible manuscript proclaimed to be a “true story” about being “labeled a psychotic paranoid schizophrenic,” and arrived with a plea to help him get his story out to the world. In A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise, Allen translates her uncle’s autobiography, artfully creating a gripping coming-of-age story while sticking faithfully to the facts as he shared them. Lacing Bob’s narrative with chapters providing greater contextualization, Allen also shares background information about her family, the culturally explosive time and place of her uncle’s formative years, and the vitally important questions surrounding schizophrenia and mental healthcare in America more broadly. The result is a heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious portrait of a young man striving for stability in his life as well as his mind, and an utterly unique lens into an experience that, to most people, remains unimaginable.

Surviving Schizophrenia

Author : Louise Gillett
ISBN : 0956693733
Genre : Schizophrenia
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The author's account of her life with mental illness.

The Complete Family Guide To Schizophrenia

Author : Kim T. Mueser
ISBN : 1606237802
Genre : Psychology
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Will the person you love ever get better? Chances are you've grappled with the question. With care and support from their families, people with schizophrenia can and do make vast improvements. Noted therapists Kim Mueser and Susan Gingerich deepen your understanding of the illness and cover a wide range of effective treatments. Based on decades of research and experience, they offer pragmatic suggestions for dealing with depression, psychosis, and other symptoms. They show you how to prioritize needs, resolve everyday problems, and encourage your loved one to set life goals. Plus, individual sections highlight special issues for parents, children, siblings, and partners. Whether you’re facing schizophrenia for the first time or you’ve dealt with its impact for years, you’ll discover innovative ways to handle challenges that arise over the course of treatment, from reducing the chances of relapse to making friends and finding work. Recovery isn't an endpoint--it's a lifelong journey. With love, hope, and realistic optimism, striving for it can lead to a richer, more rewarding life for your entire family. Winner, NAMI/Ken Book Award

The Road To God Knows

Author : Von Allan
ISBN : 0978123700
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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"About Hope, Friendship, Mental Illness, Schizophrenia,and a Young Teenage Girl Coping with Her Life an" -- ipage.

The Eden Express

Author : Mark Vonnegut
ISBN : 9781609800697
Genre : Psychology
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The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut’s experience in the late ’60s and early ’70s—a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy—and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality and opportunity for humor they provided, and the grim despair they afforded as well. That he emerged to write this funny and true book and then moved on to find the meaningful life that for a while had seemed beyond reach is what ultimately happens in The Eden Express. But the real story here is that throughout his harrowing experience his sense of humor let him see the humanity of what he was going through, and his gift of language let him describe it in such a moving way that others could begin to imagine both its utter ordinariness as well as the madness we all share.

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