The Split Mind: Schizophrenia from an Insider's Point of View

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A reference book and memoir hybrid, this enlightening account provides a general understanding of Schizophrenia and offers a new perspective on mental illness. Addressing social problems such as suicidal behavior, societal stigma, and the right to refuse medical treatment, this guide demonstrates that patients have common personal struggles. A firsthand account of the disease, this record also encourages political and social policymakers to provide more efficient modes of health...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom 2011 Soft cover Fair 8vo. 348 pages. Soft cover bound in burgundy wrappers. Moderate wear to the binding. An ex-library copy with partly removed ... shelf label on the spine as well as some black marker markings on the top, bottom and fore edges. Appears to LACK the title page. The first page is the Table of Contents. A sound copy with clean text. Read more Show Less

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Overview

A reference book and memoir hybrid, this enlightening account provides a general understanding of Schizophrenia and offers a new perspective on mental illness. Addressing social problems such as suicidal behavior, societal stigma, and the right to refuse medical treatment, this guide demonstrates that patients have common personal struggles. A firsthand account of the disease, this record also encourages political and social policymakers to provide more efficient modes of health care.

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"This is a valuable addition to the field as a view from inside the world of schizophrenia. The personal experiences are rich in detail giving a multi-faceted view of paranoid delusions. . . . The descriptions of his experiences are presented in an informative and objective way." —Keith Butler, cofounder of Buckinghamshire Early Intervention Service and a consultant clinical psychologist
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  • ISBN-13: 9781907284748
  • Publisher: Nottingham University Press
  • Publication date: 2/23/2011
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Alan Lee was diagnosed with schizophrenia during his early college years. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

My History 11

Onset of the Disease 29

Reflections and After Thoughts 59

The Split Mind 71

Diagnosing Schizophrenia 127

The Science of Schizophrenia 151

Treating Schizophrenia 181

Psychological Counselling 203

Re-socialization 221

Stability 239

Living with schizophrenia 253

Responsibility 267

Final Thoughts 287

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