This personal narrative of a time with schizophrenia will cover one patient’s descent into madness and ultimate recovery from a period that felt like a sentence in a prison of hell and irrationality. Following a breakdown that led to the patient’s withdrawal from graduate school, this narrative covers the experience of madness that led to delusions and hallucinations which tyrannized the patient’s world. The narrative not only follows the breakdown of humanity that cursed the patient’s understanding but also provides for the highlights of recovery that brought about a return to intellectual activities and a full comprehension of experience in the world. Though this patient’s life was destroyed by schizophrenia, including the loss of all worldly goods and a career in academia, her experience of caring psychiatrists and a loving family redeemed her life and brought about solace and renewal at last.
Part of the book: Psychotic Disorders