The Centre Cannot Hold
A Memoir of My Schizophrenia
By (author) Elyn R. Saks
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Centre Cannot Hold by Elyn R. Saks
Book DescriptionElyn Saks is Professor of Law and Psychiatry at University of Southern California Law School. She's the author of several books. Happily married. And - a schizophrenic. Saks lifts the veil on schizophrenia with her startling and honest account of how she learned to live with this debilitating disease. With a coolly clear, measured tone she talks about her condition, the stigma attached and the deadening effects of medication. Her controlled narrative is disrupted by interjections from the part of her mind she has learned to suppress. Delusions, hallucinations and threatening voices cut into her reality and Saks, in a remarkably vivid way, enables us to hear and see them too. This is a powerful book that is as informative as it is moving. There are parallels with Jane Lapotaire's Time Out of Mind and with Girl, Interrupted.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844081677
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elyn R. Saks
Refusing Care, Hardback (December 2002)
Focusing on overinterventionist approaches, "Refusing Care" asks when, if ever, the mentally ill should be treated against their will. Saks proposes standards that, as much as possible, shouls apply equally to non-mentally ill and mentally ill people alike.
Jekyll on Trial, Paperback (August 2000)
Explores the nature of alter personalities, and shows how different conceptualizations bear on criminal responsibility
Interpreting Interpretation, Hardback (May 1999)» View all books by Elyn R. Saks
An exploration of what hermeneutic psychoanalysis is and how the approaches of hermeneutic psychoanalysts differ. It finds that these psychoanalysts use the same words, concepts and analogies, but they hold to at least five different positions on the truth of psychoanalytic interpretations.
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Author Biography - Elyn R. Saks
Elyn Saks is a professor at the University of Southern California Law School and the University of California, and Research Clinical Associate at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She studied at Oxford and at Yale Law School and has published three books.
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