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Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia

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For all interested in learning about schizophrenia, how to seek treatment and how to cope with it

By Simon Cleveland "S. Cleveland" - July 15, 2006

I stumbled accidentally on this book. Running a search through the online database at a local library branch, the title popped up on the screen. I cross-referenced it with the opinions of other readers from Amazon.com and decided it'd be an interesting overview of this incredible disease - schizophrenia.

I found out after checking the book out that it won the Australian Book of the Year for 2004, which intrigued me further. Having read it, I am also of the opinion that it deserves the award. The book is short and easy to read (in terms of narrative), but it reveals the complexities of the disease. The author narrates his experiences from the moments the symptoms appeared to the medication phase that restored order in his daily existence.

The book is written in snippets of experiences and often the reader is hurled one story after another of the patient's psychosis, paranoia, search for codes or deciphering of codes and secret messages, the delusions of voices the... read more

Helpful and well put together

By jellyfish - March 2, 2006

I read this book to get a better understanding of my brother, who is diagnosed schizophrenic and is obviously having a very hard time, though he rarely talks explicitly about what's happening to him. I was glad to stumble upon a book written by someone with schizophrenia (as opposed to a doctor or researcher). I think this 'inside view' has been really helpful in my coming to understand my brother better, so that I can be supportive towards him and catch warning signs of when he's entering a delusional episode.

I found this book to be very well written. It would likely be interesting even to people who don't have schizophrenic loved ones. The author has included his own artwork interspersed throughout the book as well as poems and notes he wrote while he was delusional. The artwork is very interesting, the poems and notes are a bit disturbing, as you'd expect.

It is heartening that though the author has a severe mental illness to deal with, he was able to put... read more

Quick, interesting read

By A. Bennett "Library Lady" - January 4, 2007

I read this book to make a recommendation to the Psychology teacher at the high school where I am the librarian. The teacher created an assignment for her classes where groups of kids would read a book together on a psychological condition in a book group type setting. I read many books on all different types of conditions over a fairly short period of time and then selected twelve books or so for her students to read. This book made the cut. I thought it was a very accessible book on the topic of schizophrenia in terms of language and length for high school students.

I have talked to several of the students who were assigned this book and all seemed to think that the book did a good job explaining one person's story with schizophrenia without boring them with a lot of psychological/medical terminology.

I will recommend this book to students who come to my library wanting to learn about schizophrenia.

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