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Book Title: A Road Back from Schizophrenia: A Memoir|
Date of issue: November 13th 2012
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The author of the book: Arnhild Lauveng
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.70 MB
Edition: Skyhorse Publishing
Read full description of the books A Road Back from Schizophrenia: A Memoir:For ten years, Arnhild Lauveng suffered as a schizophrenic, going in and out of the hospital for months or even a year at a time. "A Road Back from Schizophrenia "gives extraordinary insight into the logic (and life) of a schizophrenic. Lauveng illuminates her loss of identity, her sense of being controlled from the outside, and her relationship to the voices she heard and her sometimes terrifying hallucinations. Painful recollections of moments of humiliation inflicted by thoughtless medical professionals are juxtaposed with LauvengOCOs own understanding of how such patients are outwardly irrational and often violent. She paints a surreal worldOCosometimes full of terror and sometimes of beautyOCoin which OC the CaptainOCO rules her by the rod and the schoolOCOs corridors are filled with wolves.
When she was diagnosed with the mental illness, it was emphasized that this was a congenital disease, and that she would have to live with it for the rest of her life. Today, however, she calls herself a OC former schizophrenic, OCO has stopped taking medication for the illness, and currently works as a clinical psychologist. Lauveng, though sometimes critical of mental health care, ultimately attributes her slow journey back to health to the dedicated medical staff who took the time to talk to her and who saw her as a person simply diagnosed with an illnessOConot the illness incarnate. A powerful memoir for sufferers, their families, and the professionals who care for them.
Read information about the authorArnhild Lauveng is a Norwegian psychologist educated at the University of Oslo, who previously was diagnosed with schizophrenia.
She workes as a PhD candidate at Akershus University Hospital (AHUS), at the department for mental health.
She has written two autobiographies dealing with her diagnosis of schizophrenia.
In 2004 she won the "Prisen til fremme av ytringsfriheten innen psykisk helsevern" (The Award for the promotion of freedom of expression within mental health care).
In 2008 she was awarded the Fritt Ord Honorary Award, and in 2010 the Åpenhetsprisen, an award for people who has made a special effort speaking openly about and highlighting mental health in public space.
She lives in Lørenskog in Akershus county in Norway.
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