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What Keeps You Being You?
Elizabeth Moon gives us a rich look at the nature of identity and a future that offers a choice that has many answers. Lou's perception of reality is brought forth very clearly in the book and it effects how the reader progesses through the story creating a clear path of empathy to his situation. One to make you think...
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A Fine Book Tainted
posted by Anonymous on June 21, 2003Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 21, 2003
A Fine Book Tainted
As a mother of a son with schizophrenia I was enjoying this book both as entertainment and as a wonderful insturment to increase empathy for those whose minds work in different ways; until I came to these words: [Back in the mid-twentieth century therapists thought autism was a mental illness, like schizophrenia. My mother had read a book by a woman who had been told she had made her child crazy.] This perpetuation of stigma against people with schizophrenia (and their mothers) surprised me. People with schizophrenia have a neurological disease caused largely by an excessive production of dopomine in their brains. It's no more a 'mental illness' than autism and it is not caused by bad parenting. Most importantly, they are not 'crazy' and should not be refered to as such. With the help of a medication that blocks absorbtion of the excess dopamine, my son holds down a job and has a social life in which no one else is aware of his illness.
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