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Playing the Genetic Lottery

In her first novel, Playing the Genetic Lottery, Terri Morgan tells the story of Caitlin Kane, a young woman whose parents and sibling suffer from schizophrenia. The novel is...
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What’s My Zip Code?

When I first saw this book “What’s My Zip Code?” by David Stringer, it was in download format and I wondered what exactly it would be about because it...
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The Memory Palace: A Memoir

We children of schizophrenics are the great secret-keepers, the ones who don’t want you to think anything is wrong (p. 5). Author Mira Bartok has encapsulated in this statement...
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After Schizophrenia

I was not sure what to expect when I first opened Margaret Hawkins’ After Schizophrenia. Memoirs about people suffering from mental illness are quite common these days and I...
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Silent Voices

The book Silent Voices is an intriguing story about how a family dealt with mental illness and how a lack of support from professionals caused a family to endure...
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Schizophrenia for Dummies

Learning that a loved one has been diagnosed with schizophrenia can be extremely stressful and confusing. There can be many questions about the nature of the illness, treatment possibilities,...
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The Center Cannot Hold

The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness A moving, telling memoir of Elyn Sak’s profound battle with schizophrenia. It is an inspiring journey for family members or for...
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Surviving Schizophrenia

Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers Since its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped...
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