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From Communism to Schizophrenia and BeyondOne man's Long March to recovery
Edited by Gordon McManus, Jerome Carson
Categories: Health Services, Human Services
Published: May 2012
234 x 156 x 13 mm
Publisher: Whiting & Birch Ltd
This book tackles the issue of recovery from severe mental illness, through one man's remarkable journey. The first author was a leading authority in the British Communist movement, until he developed schizophrenia in his forties.
In Part 1. ‘One Man's Long March to Recovery’, Gordon tells his story in three parts: his life as a political activist; his ‘lost years’ with schizophrenia; and finally, his journey of recovery.
Uniquely the book also features contributions from the psychiatrist, social worker and nurse who treated him during these times, as well as his progress in psychological therapy. It also covers the views of his family and friends.
In Part 2. ‘Roads to Recovery’, Professor Carson provides an overview of the recovery approach, as well as describing the innovative approach pioneered in Lambeth. Dr Harding and Dr Holloway give the psychiatrists' perspective on recovery, and additional personal accounts are provided by Dr Peter Chadwick and Dolly Sen.
Foreword Professor Dinesh Bhugra , CBE.
Part 1: One Man’s Long March to Recovery: Political life Gordon McManus
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