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10 books about schizophrenia
Pick up one of these featured titles on schizophrenia in May 2021.
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker
This book was published last year by Doubleday and takes approximately 13.3 hours to read.
The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease. Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after the other, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family? What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institutes of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother, to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amidst profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations. With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love and hope.
Surviving Schizophrenia, 7th Edition: A Family Manual by E. Fuller Torrey
This book was published 2 years ago by Harper Perennial and takes approximately 17.6 hours to read.
Updated throughout and filled with all the latest research, treatment plans, commonly asked questions and more, the bestselling resource on schizophrenia is back—now in its seventh edition. “E. Fuller Torrey is a brilliant writer. There is no one writing on psychology today whom I would rather read.”— Los Angeles Times Since its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped thousands of patients, their families, and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much-praised and important book describes 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. This new, completely updated seventh edition includes the latest research findings on what causes the illness, as well as information about the newest drugs for treatment, and answers the questions most often asked by families, consumers, and providers. An indispensable guide for those afflicted by schizophrenia as well those who care for them, Surviving Schizophrenia covers every aspect of the condition and sheds new light on an often-misunderstood illness.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
Category: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
This book was published 6 years ago by Penguin Publishing Group and takes approximately 15.5 hours to read.
Originally published by Viking Penguin, 2014.
Everything Is Fine: A Memoir by Vince Granata
Category: Love & Loss
This book was published this year by Atria Books and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
Vince Granata "was a thousand miles away when he received the shocking news that would change his life: his younger brother Tim, propelled by unchecked schizophrenia, had killed their mother in their childhood home. Not only devastated by the grief of losing his mother, Vince is consumed by the act itself, so incomprehensible that it overshadows every happy memory of life growing up in a seemingly idyllic middle-class family. In an extraordinary feat of willpower, he decides to examine the disease that irrecoverably changed his family's destiny and piece together his brother's story"--
Niacin: The Real Story: Learn about the Wonderful Healing Properties of Niacin by Abram Hoffer M.D. Ph.D.
Category: Vitamins & Supplements
This book was published 6 years ago by Basic Health Publications, Inc. and takes approximately 8.1 hours to read.
"Learn about the wonderful healing properties of niacin"--Cover.
A NIGHT IN JAIL: A story about drugs and mental illness, inspired by true events by H.A. Swan
This book was published 4 years ago by bowker and takes approximately 3.6 hours to read.
Busted for smoking pot, suburbanite college-bound Danny is incredulous when forced to spend the night in jail. He's repulsed by his cellmate, a homeless and mentally ill drug addict who keeps him awake all night with his delusional rants. By morning Danny's world is completely upended. "A Night in Jail" is a grim page-turner with a steggering ending.
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saks
This book was published 13 years ago by Hachette Books and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.
A memoir of paranoid schizophrenia by an accomplished professor recounts her first symptoms at the age of eight, her efforts to hide the severity of her condition, and the obstacles she has overcome in the course of her treatment and marriage.
No One Cares About Crazy People: My Family and the Heartbreak of Mental Illness in America by Ron Powers
This book was published 3 years ago by Hachette Books and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
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The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves by Eric R. Kandel
Category: Anxiety Disorders
This book was published 2 years ago by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
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We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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