Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia
This very personal exploration of schizophrenia explores each stage, from the early signs and reactions from friends and family to seeking help and the challenges of recovery. McLean bravely shares his paranoid delusions and offers both a verbal and a visual experience by including digital artwork he created to help objectify and control his impulses and fears. As McLean relates his experiences step by step, issues of sexuality, identity, and drug abuse are discussed, along with the overarching issues relating to mental health and the medical profession. Messages from online posters who either have suffered from mental illness or have cared for the mentally ill are included throughout, adding more perspectives to the author's personal experiences. This powerful combination of words and pictures provides a unique and poignant insight into a hidden, internal world.
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RECOVERED, NOT CURED: A Journey Through SchizophreniaUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Recovered schizophrenic McLean offers a guided tour, complete with images, through the workings of his brain from the onset of his illness to the present day.McLean was a fairly ordinary, albeit ... Read full review
Recovered, Not Cured : A Journey Through SchizophreniaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
McLean is one of the lucky: he journeyed through schizophrenia and survived relatively unscathed. This isn't to say that he didn't experience harrowing times, as voices relentlessly reprimanded him ... Read full review