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Rossa Forbes Real life. My oldest son was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 20. Being a practical and curious person, I eventually came around to the idea…moreReal life. My oldest son was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 20. Being a practical and curious person, I eventually came around to the idea that his crisis was an opportunity for me, him, and perhaps a chance to show others that, as R.D. Laing puts it: "Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal, as well as enslavement and existential death." A friend in a chat group advised me that a story told as memoir can be a good way to effect a paradigm shift in society.(less)
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Independence Day

I dropped Chris off at his new apartment a few days ago where he’d stay for a couple of nights as he eases his way into full time independent living. He’d spent his first night there the week before. It didn’t all go as smoothly as I had hoped. Chris was in a foul mood, alternately blaming me for pushing him out the door at the last minute without adequate time to collect his thoughts or his be...

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"The author who is a psychiatrist makes an evolutionary argument that schizophrenia and schizotypal behavior was selected by evolution. That Schizophrenics share the same traits as shamans of the past and that evolution selected for these traits be..." Read more of this review »
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