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Me, Myself, and Them: A Firsthand Account of One Young Person's Experience with Schizophrenia
 

Me, Myself, and Them: A Firsthand Account of One Young Person's Experience with Schizophrenia (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Snyder, Kurt
By Gur, Raquel E., MD
By Andrews, Linda Wasmer

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During his second semester at college, Kurt Snyder became convinced that he was about to discover a fabulously important mathematical principle, spending hours lost in daydreams about numbers and symbols. In time, his thoughts took a darker turn, and he became preoccupied with th...e idea that cars were following him, or that strangers wanted to harm him. Kurt's mind had been hijacked by schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder that typically strikes during the late teen or young adult years. In Me, Myself, and Them, Kurt, now an adult, looks back from the vantage point of recovery and eloquently describes the debilitating changes in thoughts and perceptions that took hold of his life during his teens and twenties. As a memoir, this book is remarkable for its unvarnished look at the slow and difficult process of coming back from severe mental illness. Yet Kurt's memoir is only half the story. With the help of psychiatrist Raquel E. Gur, M.D., Ph.D., and veteran science writer Linda Wasmer Andrews, Kurt paints the big picture for others affected by adolescent schizophrenia. Drawing on the latest scientific and medical evidence, he explains how to recognize warning signs, where to find help, and what treatments have proved effective. Kurt also offers practical advice on topics of particular interest to young people, such as suggestions on managing the illness at home, school, and work, and in relationships with family and friends. Part of the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative series of books written specifically for teens and young adults, My, Myself, and Them offers hope to young people who are struggling with schizophrenia, helping them to understand and manage the challenges of this illness and go on to lead healthy lives.
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ISBN 9780195311228
Released NZ 1 Jan 2008
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Series Adolescent Mental Health Initiative
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ISBN-13 9780195311228
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 1 Jan 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Snyder, Kurt
By Gur, Raquel E., MD
By Andrews, Linda Wasmer
Series Adolescent Mental Health Initiative
Category The Self, Ego, Identity, Personality
Psychiatry
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 139mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 616.8980092
Weight 278g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Schizophrenics - Biography - United States, Schizophrenia in adolescence - United States, Snyder, Kurt - Mental health, Schizophrenics - United States, Schizophrenia in adolescence - United States
NBS Text Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
ONIX Text General/trade

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