The Collected Schizophrenias



The Collected Schizophrenias 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. Free Read The Collected Schizophrenias [ by ] Esmé Weijun Wang [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Collected Schizophrenias
  • Esmé Weijun Wang
  • English
  • 03 May 2018
  • 1555978274

10 thoughts on “The Collected Schizophrenias

  1. Hanna says:

    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 l...

  2. Katie Long says:

    A collection of essays about Esme Weijun Wang s experience living with, among other illnesses, schizoaffective disorder It s rare to read about schizophrenia from someone who lives with it, rather than someone who treats or studies these conditions Her take on the way that patients with schizophrenia are often left out of decisions about their own treatment which often prioritizes the safety of those around them, rather than the patient herself , is certainly debatable, but is an invaluable p A collection of essays about Esme Weijun Wang s experience living with, among other illnesses, schizoaffective disorder It s...

  3. Janelle • She Reads with Cats says:

    Review to come

  4. Melissa says:

    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 ...

  5. Peter Mcloughlin says:

    This book covers the author s biographical journey through schizophrenia What struck me and continues to strike me is the nonrational dimension to ourselves I am muchimmersed in arationalistic and materialistic outlook However, I know that such fine talking primates as ourselves do not have it all figured out Schizophrenia or in the author s case schizoaffective disorder has afflicted her for much of her adult life and that is a crippling disease not to be romanticized She talks This book covers the author s biographical journey through schizophrenia What struck me and continues to strike me is the nonrational dimension to ourselves I am muchimmersed in arationalistic and materialistic outlook However, I know that such fine talking primates as ourselves do not have it all figured out Schizophrenia or in the author s case schizoaffective disorder has afflicted h...

  6. Kate says:

    DANG THIS WAS GOOD YALL READ IT OR REGRET IT SO GOOOOOOD

  7. Sarah says:

    This is a deeply necessary book I can t think of another personal account of living with serious thought disorder that is this clear eyed and complex.

  8. Andrew Unger says:

    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 sometimesdevastating diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder With each essay case studies of her own life juxtaposed against established icons from the canon of mental illne 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 schizophren...

  9. Lupita Reads says:

    Captivating essential collection of essays Thankful to Wang for sharing her story with readers.

  10. Paltia says:

    Esmeralda Weijun Wang wants to be a high functioning individual while she contends with her multiple diagnoses To understand her ability to concentrate long enough, organize her thoughts to allow her to write these essays, and to seek costly medical and alternative type medical care is to come to the conclusion that she is financially very well off She is not homeless, going hungry, under or unemployed,lacking facilities for hygiene, etc As part of her high functioning mask she applies Tom Esmeralda Weijun Wang wants to be a high functioning individual while she contends with her multiple diagnoses To understand her ability to concentrate long enough, organize her thoughts to allow her to write these essays, and to seek costly medical and alternative type medical care...

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