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Author Wang, Esmé Weijun, author.

Title The collected schizophrenias : essays / Esmé Weijun Wang.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2019]


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Description 202 pages ; 21 cm.
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Note "Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize"--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esme 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." -- Publisher's description.
Subject Wang, Esmé Weijun -- Mental health.
Schizophrenia -- United States -- Biography.
Schizophrenia -- Case studies.
ISBN 9781555978273 (pbk.)
1555978274 (pbk.)

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