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Review: Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story

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One of the best books on mental illness I have ever read, and I've read quite a few. Finding good ones on schizophrenia are rare and this book is amazing. It switches back and forth between the father ... Read full review

Review: Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story

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This book was hard for me to read. Not because I fear mental illness. Not because Schizophrenia is a topic I can not digest. It was because the writing style was so dry that I felt as though I was ... Read full review

Review: Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story

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A father and son take turns to write chapters about family life as the son's schizophrenia gets progressively more problematic. The son's chapters are the most interesting in a way, as his chapters ... Read full review

Review: Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story

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A personal memoir as well as a good summary of the knowledge about mental illness and the system that treats them that any parent or sibling of a mentally ill person will gather. If you discover a ... Read full review

Review: Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story

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Henry's portion of the book is enjoyable, Patrick's (the father) sections alternate between useful and overly self-absorbed. Plus he comes equipped with what I think of as Standard Old White Man ... Read full review

Review: Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story

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In "Henry's Demons", (father) Patrick Cockburn and (son) Henry Cockburn write about Henry's descent into madness, and his tortuous travails breaking out of mental hospitals and often trying to swim in ... Read full review

Review: Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story

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I enjoyed this book more than I thought. Although I was actually looking for a book on depression I stumbled on this book and thought id give it a go. I liked finding out more of Henry's condition and ... Read full review

Review: Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story

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Rarely has a book brought tears to my eyes, but this simple yet effective account of a family struggling with their 20 year old Son as he descends into 7 years of mental hospitals, disappearances and ... Read full review

Review: Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story

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Although this book was a bit difficult to get through as a lot of it is repetitive and somewhat episodic, it was informative and gave me a better insight as to how far gone someone with a mental ... Read full review

Review: Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story

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A look into the lives of a family who is coping with a case of schizophrenia (in one of the sons). I found it very well written. Definitely interesting for anyone who is living with this condition (in ... Read full review


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