Youth with Juvenile Schizophrenia: the Search for Reality

Youth with Juvenile Schizophrenia: the Search for Reality

by Kenneth McIntosh, Phyllis Livingston
     
 

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Josh Bruner is used to being the hero, the helper at Shore View High-but all that changes suddenly when a mysterious voice begins to harass him. In the following weeks, Josh becomes convinced he has special powers and a unique destiny; he also fears that the people closest to him are in real danger. He's determined to obey the voices and rescue his family and

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Josh Bruner is used to being the hero, the helper at Shore View High-but all that changes suddenly when a mysterious voice begins to harass him. In the following weeks, Josh becomes convinced he has special powers and a unique destiny; he also fears that the people closest to him are in real danger. He's determined to obey the voices and rescue his family and friends, even if it costs him everything. Eventually, crushed by his own actions, Josh struggles to define reality and reconstruct his shattered life.

Josh is not alone. Experts estimate that about 2.2 million people in the United States have schizophrenia, and that about 280,000 people in Canada have the disease; in both nations, these numbers equal about 1 percent of the total population. Race, gender, and culture do not affect who gets it and who does not. Schizophrenia most commonly begins between the ages of sixteen and twenty-five for males, and between twenty-five and thirty for females (although it can begin at older ages as well). You can find out more about this condition in the pages of this book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422204481
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Helping Youth with Mental, Physical, and Social Challenges Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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