When the sun bursts : the enigma of schizophrenia
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Kirtland Community College Library||RC 514 .B655 2015||30775305538531||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780300214734
- ISBN: 0300214731
- ISBN: 9780300223651
- ISBN: 030022365X
xi, 226 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-212) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Up against the wall -- A nation's madness -- Frozen psychosis -- Free speech -- A magical bench -- Listening to a different logic -- Mind-blowing thoughts -- From history to mythology -- Leaving things alone -- Metasexuality -- Hearing voices -- Assumed knowledge -- Hiding the mind -- Dodging thought -- Somatoforms -- Dumbing down -- Where are you from? -- Change -- Lucy on an island.|
|Summary, etc.:||"Many schizophrenics experience their condition as one of radical incarceration, mind-altering medications, isolation, and dehumanization. At a time when the treatment of choice is anti-psychotic medication, world-renowned psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas shows that schizophrenics can be helped by much more humane treatments, and explains that they have a chance to survive and even reverse the process if they have someone to talk with them regularly and for a sustained period soon after they show signs of imminent breakdown. In this sensitive and evocative narrative, Bollas draws on his personal experiences working with schizophrenics since the 1960s. He offers his interpretation of how schizophrenia develops, typically in the teen years, as an adaptation during the difficult transition to adulthood."--|
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