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Description - The Centre Cannot Hold by Elyn R. Saks

Elyn 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 Details

ISBN: 9781844081677
ISBN-10: 1844081672
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 234mm x 26mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.

Books By Elyn R. Saks

Refusing Care by Elyn R. Saks
Hardback, December 2002
Jekyll on Trial by Elyn R. Saks
Paperback, August 2000
Interpreting Interpretation by Elyn R. Saks
Hardback, April 1999