The author of this book is an award-winning writer/psychologist who works with schizophrenic and psychotic patients at a clinic in Boston. In this book she confronts the problems and strivings of six different patients, culminating with a turn inwards in which she becomes the subject of her own analysis (Slater herself suffered from psychologicial ...
The author of this book is an award-winning writer/psychologist who works with schizophrenic and psychotic patients at a clinic in Boston. In this book she confronts the problems and strivings of six different patients, culminating with a turn inwards in which she becomes the subject of her own analysis (Slater herself suffered from psychologicial disorders as a teenager). Ultimately, Slater is less concerned with the brain's chemical eccentricities as such, as with the human dilemmas that stem from them. This is an account of both her patients' and her own struggle to accept and to overcome.
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Lauren Slater's work is especially valuable for those who have no personal understanding of, or experience of, the world of mental disorders. She has worked with people of varying degrees of illness, those who were psychotic, those who were not, those who were despairing and in agony. It is - I believe - of vital importance that the world accepts that suffering exists in the mind, not solely in the body. Pain hurts. Of course there are differences, but while there are still many who wish to argue that diseases of the mind are purely self-induced it is important that they should be shown, and believe in, agony in thought as well as in other areas.
Slater writes very well indeed, and with that touch of the personal that makes characters spring to life on the page.
Publishers Weekly, 1995-11-20 A psychologist whose empathy with her patients is tempered by her own bout of treated mental disability takes readers into encounters with her dysfunctional clients. With disarming candor, she allows her voice to mingle with those of her patientsæschizophrenics, borderline personalities, bulimics and othersæin an inner-city residential unit. Slater traces the early years of her career, expressing her belief in the transforming power of love, and she shares with readers the almost imperceptible changes in her patients' feelings that her intimacy with them brings about. As she interviews a patient in the very place where she herself was once incarcerated, the author ponders anew the mystery of why she ``managed somehow to leave behind at least for now what looks like wreckage, and shape something solid from life,'' while others have not. This debut book opens a vista on emotional and mental distress. First serial to Harper's; author tour. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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