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Monday, July 29, 2013

Review: Autobiography of a Scizophrenic Girl by Renee'



          Paperback: 192 pages
          Publisher: Meridian; Reprint edition (November 1, 1994)
  • ISBN-10: 0452011337
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452011335

    I am glad I saw this on Goodreads and read it.  Renee tells the story of her illness in a way that is very powerful and engaging.  The way she describes what is happening and her thoughts and feelings are amazing.  It really gives the reader a glimpse into psychosis in a way other books on the subject don't. It is a personal voyage more than anything else.
         The Interpretation section of the book however, is a bit of a challenging read, steeped deep in Freudian thinking. Its greatest fault IMO is that it doesn't give a time frame or any follow up so one cannot gauge how effective the 'cure' really is.  While it IS interesting to see what the therapist's reasonings were for the unusual treatment methods she used with Renee', I find it hard to believe they could cure her delusions long term.  I think to skip it would NOT be a loss.

Terri

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