The Collected Schizophrenias

The Collected Schizophrenias

Essays

Book - 2019
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"Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the 'collected schizophrenias' but to those who wish to understand it as well. Opening with the journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, Wang discusses the medical community's own disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness, and then follows an arc that examines the manifestations of schizophrenia in her life. In essays that range from using fashion to present as high-functioning to the depths of a rare form of psychosis, and from the failures of the higher education system and the dangers of institutionalization to the complexity of compounding factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease, Wang's analytical eye, honed as a former lab researcher at Stanford, allows her to balance research with personal narrative"-- Publisher's description.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781555978273
1555978274
Branch Call Number: 616.898 WANG
Characteristics: 202 pages ; 21 cm

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Through these essays Esme explores her diagnoses of schizoaffective disorder and lyme disease in such a candid and evocative way. Physical pain and her mental illness blend together in this brilliant person, and it just pours onto the pages in this collection. Suggested by Kaley.


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