Center Cannot Hold by Professor of Law Psychology and Psychiatry Elyn R Saks
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Center Cannot Hold
By Professor of Law Psychology and Psychiatry Elyn R Saks

The Center Cannot Hold

My Journey Through Madness

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Center Cannot Hold by Professor of Law Psychology and Psychiatry Elyn R Saks

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Elyn R. Saks is an esteemed professor, lawyer, and psychiatrist and is the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Law School, yet she has suffered from schizophrenia for most of her life, and still has ongoing major episodes of the illness. The Center Cannot Hold is the eloquent, moving story of Elyn's life, from the first time that she heard voices speaking to her as a young teenager, to attempted suicides in college, through learning to live on her own as an adult in an often terrifying world. Saks discusses frankly the paranoia, the inability to tell imaginary fears from real ones, the voices in her head telling her to kill herself (and to harm others); as well the incredibly difficult obstacles she overcame to become a highly respected professional. This beautifully written memoir is destined to become a classic in its genre. The title is a line from "The Second Coming," a poem by William Butler Yeats, which is alluded to in the book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781401309442
ISBN-10: 1401309445
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 133mm x 24mm)
Pages: 351
Imprint: Hyperion
Publisher: Hyperion
Country of Publication: United States

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Saks managed to achieve both professional and personal success in spite of being diagnosed as schizophrenic and given a grave prognosis. In this memoir, she frankly and movingly discusses the disease, and the treatments that helped her to cope and thrive.

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Author Biography - Professor of Law Psychology and Psychiatry Elyn R Saks

Elyn R. Saks is Associate Dean and Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Gould Law School, an expert in mental health law and a Mac-Arthur Foundation Fellowship winner. She graduated from Oxford as a Marshall Scholar and received her J.D. from Yale Law School. She has published three books and more than two dozen articles, and serves on the board of several mental health foundations. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Will Vinet."

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