The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays

The Collected Schizophrenias Essays Powerful affecting essays on mental illness winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting AwardAn intimate moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still strug

  • Title: The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays
  • Author: Esmé Weijun Wang
  • ISBN: 1555978274
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Paperback
  • Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting AwardAn intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esm Weijun Wan Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting AwardAn intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esm 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 An essay collection of undeniable power, The Collected Schizophrenias dispels misconceptions and provides insight into a condition long misunderstood Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksAppl

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    • Esmé Weijun Wang

      Esm Weijun Wang is an award winning mental health advocate and speaker, as well as a journalist and essayist The Border of Paradise is her first novel Just announced as the winner of the 2016 Graywolf Press NonFiction Prize for her book of essays, The Collected Schizophrenias She lives in San Francisco.

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    • Harrowing Intense Illuminating Powerful In The Collected Schizofrenias, Esm tells the story of her life with mental illness and Lyme disease This feels like an intimate and honest look at what living with schizophrenia can be like From psychosis to not being taken seriously by medical professionals, each page of this book offers insight into a world that isn t discussed enough This will be a powerful nonfiction read in 2019.


    • An outstanding collection of essays about living with schizoaffective disorder and later chronic Lyme disease Wang provides a glimpse into an existence that is harrowing at times but also so rich and filled with life She writes about living with a slippery brain a term taken from the last essay, Beyond the Hedges and how to tether herself to reality A must read out in February 2019.



    • Wang opens this tour de force collection with a recitation from the DSM V and a careful meditation on the importance and impact of such deliberate categorizations of subjective mental instabilities Primarily, Wang focuses on the lack of context given to patients on the purlieus of schizophrenia, those living with the sometimes devastating diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder With each essay case studies of her own life juxtaposed against established icons from the canon of mental illne Wang ope [...]


    • This intimate and harrowing look at the author s schizoaffective disorder is a raw and complex read, and it s honestly difficult to get through I had to put it down and step away a few times before coming back to it Wang writes about her experiences in detail, and her wrenching essays are essential for anyone interested in psychology That said, I did find the first essay a bit too dense and jargon y for someone like me who isn t well educated on these topics.


    • Schizophrenia terrifies, warns the first line of The Collected Schizophrenias Then, despite this caution, it proceeds Such conviction quickly becomes a pattern over the course of the collection See the difficult thing Face it anyway With profound compassion and curiosity, Esm Weijun Wang displays her uncanny ability to write in multiple dimensions, using research, memoir, and pop culture to gather the pieces of a conversation that often feels at least to me like a fragile, elusive one L Schizoph [...]


    • One of the areas in which I am underread is first person, own voices mental illness narratives Part of the reason for that is how few of those narratives there are in the world, especially that don t focus purely on depression It s not that depression isn t a serious and important illness one with which I myself grapple , but the brain, the mind, is the most complicated space in the universe, and there s to its health and illness than one disease.Esm Weijun Wang is someone I ve followed One of t [...]


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