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Treating Schizophrenia Successfully

Schizophrenia is a complex and often chronic illness that requires long-term treatment. Medication is the bedrock of managing schizophrenia, said Peter Buckley, MD, a psychiatrist and expert in schizophrenia,...
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Betrayal & Hearing Voices

Note: This story is based on what actually happened in one instance of psychotherapy. Names and details have been changed to protect identities. It was 25 years ago. I...
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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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How a Bully Is Made

The short- and long-term harm done to bullying victims has received much attention lately. The complex web of factors which go into creating bullies are less often discussed. Every...
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