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Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia

Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia

by Richard McLeanRichard McLean
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This very personal exploration of schizophrenia explores each stage, from the early signs and reactions from friends and family to seeking help and the challenges of recovery. McLean bravely shares his paranoid delusions and offers both a verbal and a visual experience by including digital artwork he created to help objectify and control his impulses and fears. As McLean relates his experiences step by step, issues of sexuality, identity, and drug abuse are discussed, along with the overarching issues relating to mental health and the medical profession. Messages from online posters who either have suffered from mental illness or have cared for the mentally ill are included throughout, adding more perspectives to the author's personal experiences. This powerful combination of words and pictures provides a unique and poignant insight into a hidden, internal world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781865089744
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 468,204
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Richard McLean suffers from schizophrenia. He is a graphic artist and illustrator for The Age.

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