In the literature, many books are written by people,Having official diagnosis. But even the crazy ones themselves are written not by a small number of books. But there is literature, which can be attributed to both categories - books written by mentally ill people about their diseases.
Oliver Sachs, "The Man Who Accepted His Wife for a Hat"
Describing books on mental illness, it is worthStart, of course, with this one. It was written by a neuropsychologist and neurologist Oliver Sachs back in the year 71 of the 20th century. It describes the stories of people suffering from unusual, but from this no less serious diseases of the psyche, taken from the medical practice of the author himself. In addition to describing interesting cases of psychiatry, philosophical themes are also touched upon in books, for example, about the knowledge of the human soul.
And, it would seem, such a book can not be written in a language understandable to people far from psychiatry, but Oliver Sachs could.
Arnhild Lauweng, "Tomorrow I've always been a lion"
Now Arnhild is a successful psychologist, candidate of scientific works. She not only practices as a psychologist, but also conducts her own lectures.
And once Arnhild was an ordinary teenager,Who suddenly became too demanding of himself. The demands grew every day, there was no power left, they appeared, as if the external voices, which directed, punished, shouted. And then there was hospitalization and a diagnosis - schizophrenia. And the recognition of her mentally ill.
The book is all about the origin of the disease, its manifestations and, surprisingly, getting rid of it.
Daniel Keez, "The Multiple Minds of Billy Milligan"
What it's like to be Billy knows only Billy himself, andTo tell about it can only in those short-term moments when it is admitted before the control of its own body. In addition to the original personality, 23 people live in it. These are very young children, both girls and men. Each of them has its own character, accent, habit, voice or lack of it.
The story of this amazing case begins withThe fact that three girls were kidnapped near the medical college and later raped, and when the culprit was arrested, he argued, and it is pretty convincing that he has no idea what the matter is.
Barbora O'Brien "An Extraordinary Journey to Madness and Back"
Another story about schizophrenia. Another woman survived her. But the difference of this book from the previous one is that here on the path of healing Barbour was sent her the same hallucinations.
The book tells how in one wonderful dayOne, a normal normal woman, woke up in her own bed, talked to an unknown person and left everything - family, work, friends. She left to the other end of the country and, most importantly, was able to hide from almost everyone that she was sick.
This is not a story told in the language of psychiatrists, not an observation from outside. This is the experience of a woman who fell ill and was able to recover, told in a living language, not without humor and philosophical digressions.
Angel de Kuathe, "Diary of a Madman"
Listening books about schizophrenia, you can not fail to mention this.
This book is not written by the one on the cover - it's a recording of a guy who really has schizophrenia. Angel made only a few remarks in the narrative.
The story begins with the desire of one young manMan to destroy the universe. And of course, there are enemies who do not want this. But the further the story moves, the more profound the themes begin to be affected.