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A Road Back from Schizophrenia: A Memoir

A Road Back from Schizophrenia: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)

By Lauveng, Arnhild

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For ten years, Arnhild Lauveng suffered as a schizophrenic, going in and out of the hospital for months or even a year at a time. A Road Back from Schizophrenia gives extraordinary insight into the logic (and life) of a schizophrenic. Lauveng illuminates her loss of identity, her... sense of being controlled from the outside, and her relationship to the voices she heard and her sometimes terrifying hallucinations. Painful recollections of moments of humiliation inflicted by thoughtless medical professionals are juxtaposed with Lauveng's own understanding of how such patients are outwardly irrational and often violent. She paints a surreal world--sometimes full of terror and sometimes of beauty--in which the Captain rules her by the rod and the school's corridors are filled with wolves. When she was diagnosed with the mental illness, it was emphasized that this was a congenital disease, and that she would have to live with it for the rest of her life. Today, however, she calls herself a former schizophrenic, has stopped taking medication for the illness, and currently works as a clinical psychologist. Lauveng, though sometimes critical of mental health care, ultimately attributes her slow journey back to health to the dedicated medical staff who took the time to talk to her and who saw her as a person simply diagnosed with an illness--not the illness incarnate. A powerful memoir for sufferers, their families, and the professionals who care for them.
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ISBN 9781510724952
Released NZ 4 Jun 2020
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition
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ISBN-13 9781510724952
Stock Release date is 4 June 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Imprint Skyhorse Publishing
Released 4 Jun 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition
Edition First Trade Paper Edition
Author(s) By Lauveng, Arnhild
Category Mental Health Services
Clinical Psychology
Coping With Illness
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 362.26
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Schizophrenics - Biography - Norway
NBS Text Coping with Problems & Illness
ONIX Text General/trade