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What a Life Can Be: One Therapist's Take on Schizo-Affective Disorder.

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A fascinating look into the world of schizo-affective disorder which, at times, is funny, heartbreaking, but above all uplifting. Dr. Carolyn Dobbins describes the onset and progression of this debilitating disease and gives readers hope. The book breaks through the stigma as mental illness affects us all. Included at the end are facts about serious mental illness, the 6 ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published October 16th 2011 by Bridgeross Communications
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Carolyn writes with sensitivity, confidence, sincerity, and great perceptiveness. She acknowledges the problems of disclosure because of stigma and ignorance but also the value in openness to help others. She skillfully explores schizo-affective disorder from the point of view of the mental health consumer, therapist, and society — the inside and the outside. There are many layers in her writing which intertwine thoughts, emotions, experiences, maturity, and acceptance. I agree with her belief ...more
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