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Description - When the Sun Bursts by Christopher Bollas

A leading psychoanalyst shares his experiences working with schizophrenic patients to show how effective talk therapy can be as a treatment Many schizophrenics experience their condition as one of radical incarceration, mind-altering medications, isolation, and dehumanization. At a time when the treatment of choice is anti-psychotic medication, world-renowned psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas asserts that schizophrenics can be helped by much more humane treatments, and that they have a chance to survive and even reverse the process if they have someone to talk to them regularly and for a sustained period, soon after their first breakdown. In this sensitive and evocative narrative, he draws on his personal experiences working with schizophrenics since the 1960's. He offers his interpretation of how schizophrenia develops, typically in the teens, as an adaptation in the difficult transition to adulthood. With tenderness, Bollas depicts schizophrenia as an understandable way of responding to our precariousness in a highly unpredictable world. He celebrates the courage of the children he has worked with and reminds us that the wisdom inherent in human beings-to turn to conversation with others when in distress-is the fundamental foundation of any cure for human conflict.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300214734
ISBN-10: 0300214731
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Christopher Bollas

Christopher Bollas is a psychoanalyst, practicing for over 40 years. He has published many books (nonfiction and fiction) including The Shadow of the Object, Being a Character, and most recently China on the Mind.

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