Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia

Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia Review

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.

Title:Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia
Edition Language:English

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    Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia Reviews

  • Sean A.

    I got and read this book after doing an amazon search for firsthand accounts of the mental illness i suffer from: schizophrenia. i was scared for years to do this because hearing from books about the ...

  • Simon Cleveland, PhD

    I stumbled accidentally on this book. Running a search through the online database at a local library branch, the title popped up on the screen. I cross-referenced it with the opinions of other reader...

  • Jessica

    Not a favourite, but it made for an interesting read. It is quite unique in its treatment of the topic area, in that illustrations help to communicate the development of the disorder and effectively s...

  • Susi Mirick

    very informative...if you or a loved one have been diagnosed or just acting strangely (others telling you) this is a must read very short could probably read in one day or two...it took me awhile sinc...

  • Rachel

    This book was a devastating read for me. I have a young family member with fairly new schizophrenia, and this shows how the schizophrenic brain/mind works. To think that someone could go through this ...

  • Judy

    Helpful in understanding psychosis and schizophrenia. I appreciate the author's memory, and he wrote this book to help others with mental illness seek help. The reading was tedious at times, yet well ...

  • Initially NO

    Great illustrations! Very slim book and doesn't go the distance enough to stand up with other books by psychiatric survivors, that are change makers. It is a story of a youthful view of how a bisexual...

  • Emily

    This slim volume is incredibly affecting. Mr. McLean's account of his psychosis and delusions is both frightening and fascinating. In stark language he chronicles how his mind worked – or didn't –...

  • Marisa Damiano

    I was interested in learning more about schizophrenia, more specifically the thoughts, and actions, how it affected life. This gave me that insight, it was alot of the same stuff ( messages and parano...

  • Julie

    Extraordinary journey into the devolving mind of someone with schizophrenia. Incredible sincerity....