Top 10 Books On Schizophrenia
Top 10 Books On Schizophrenia,Here are the top 10 books which describes the different-different cases of Schizophrenia and how they have tried to recover or recede the symptoms of Schizophrenia, which requires lifelong treatment.
Among the mentioned books, movies have also been made on many of them.
1 . A BEAUTIFUL MIND by SYLVIA NASAR
It is the biography of John Forbes Nash Jr. who was the winner of Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994. He was a brilliant mathematician but his genius and bright life was tainted by various episodes of Paranoid Schizophrenia which interrupted a lot in his brilliant and shining career and was hospitalized. He used to indicate and tell about how he is receiving signals from outer space to get him recruited to save the world.
This book contains the story of Lori Schiller herself, who was a perfect child till age of 17, but after 6 years of this age, she committed her 1st suicidal attempt, started wandering the streets in ragged torn clothes, crying and shouting at people without reason and committing more of the suicidal attempts. This book shows the real episodes of Lori entering into Schizophrenia world and how she and her family, doctors and friends coped with her to recover back and live a stable life.
3. I AM NOT SICK I DON’T NEED HELP by XAVIER AMADOR
This book tells about the research which conveys for, why people don’t accept or refuse to take treatment for their mental illness and how we can help them to lead a normal life.
4. THE CENTER CANNOT HOLD: MY JOURNEY THROUGH MADNESS by
ELYN R. SAKS
This book is very well expressed and fluent story of Elyn R. Saks’ life which explains how she entered Paranoid Schizophrenia and the whole incredibly difficult symptoms of Paranoid she overcome with and became a highly respected professional.
5. SURVIVING SCHIZOPHRENIA by FULLER TORREY
This book is quite a helpful book and guide to the Schizophrenic patients and their family or caretakers. It describes in clear language the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment, and course of Schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient’s and the family’s point of view.
6. MAD IN AMERICA by ROBERT WHITAKER
This book explains about the bad medicine, bad science and the enduring mistreatment given to the maximum mentally ill Schizophrenic patients. It explains how the drug companies tilted and twisted their studies to prove that the new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old ones, keeping the patients in dark and unknown about the side effects of the new antipsychotic drugs created by them.
7. THE SOLOIST: A LOST DREAM, AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP, AND THE REDEMPTIVE POWER OF MUSIC BY STEVE LOPEZ
This book emphasises on the ways how the relations should be held and carried forward to avoid any of the symptoms and circumstances that lead to generation of Schizophrenia or any other mental illness in a normal human being.
8. JANUARY FIRST: A CHILD’S DESCENT INTO MADNESS AND HER FATHER’S STRUGGLE TO SAVE HER by MICHAEL SCHOFIELD
This book explains the story of a father and his wife about how they faced the condition of their 6 years old daughter being diagnosed of the severe cases of child-onset schizophrenia that doctors had ever seen. In her case she was 95 % of time under the hallucinations stage and used to be awake. It shows how the family lived and also arranged to keep the sibling of the girl not to get those symptoms of Schizophrenia.
9. ANTI-OEDIPUS by GILLES DELEUZE
It explains about the effect of Wester society on the unwillingness or willingness of a person to be disconnected or connected with a group. It talks about the societal differences which creates conditions for mental disorders and disturbances and not allows a person to live a life in his own senses without any sort of comparisons, jealousy or competitions.Anti-Oedipus talks about controversial contribution to a much-needed dialogue on the nature of free thinking.
10. THE DIVIDED SELF by D. LAING
It talks about the double identities of a person, one our authentic, private identity, and the other the false, ‘sane’ self that we present to the world. It shows how a person living with double identities faces different phases of life and at times it becomes totally uncontrollable to take any of the decisions which affects the life being of a person to lead a normal life.
Above are the Top 10 Books On Schizophrenia which explains the different symptoms of Schizophrenia.
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