ELYN SAKS CENTER CANNOT HOLD PDF

As a psychiatry resident, I have had the tin-foil-hat-wearing patient, the homeless patients who live under highways. She graduated from Vanderbilt, the went on to be a Marshall Scholar at Oxford and received a Master of Letters before going to law school at Yale. Oh, and she has a doctorate in psychoanalysis, too. Now a professor at USC, she specializes in mental health law, criminal law, and children and the law.

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Saks, a woman battling her demons, namely, schizophrenia. This inspiring story follows Elyn from childhood through college at Vanderbilt, grad school at Oxford, law school at Yale, career and marriage, to present day. She gives us an in depth look at her experience as her symptoms begin to unfold, usually at the worst possible time. Despite struggling with arguably the most difficult and debilitating mental illness known to man, Elyn manages to achieve academic and professional accomplishments that most non-mentally ill people never even aspire to.

Elyn Saks embodies strength and courage. Despite the constant struggle to keep her symptoms at bay, she is determined and perseveres through her endeavors. She has a few good friends that help her out along the way, demonstrating the great importance of support systems. She also takes us through her experience with various psychiatrists, hospitals, and psycho-analysts.

At one point she recounts the terrifying experience of being hospitalized against her will, forced into restraints and medicated while in the throws of psychosis. If you have ever wondered what its like to experience psychosis, this book will give you a glimpse into that world.

With the right combination of support, treatment, and perseverance, anything is possible. However, what one person is capable of, and what those dreams may be will vary greatly from person to person. My only criticism of this book is that it may erroneously raise expectations of what a person struggling with mental illness should be able to accomplish, especially if they are not receiving the appropriate care they need.

Elyn is one of the lucky ones who responds very well to medications. Many are not so fortunate. I am not anti-medication because they are extremely important for many people like Elyn. However, a large percentage of patients I see come to me because the medications they have tried did not work or had side effects that were unbearable.

While this is true for some, unfortunately, it is not the case for many people suffering from mental illness. Everyone is different and Elyn is a very talented, intelligent, driven person who tolerates medication well. I only wish that I could have the opportunity to treat Elyn so that she might be able to reduce or eliminate her medication as she has always wanted to do.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with a diagnosis of mental illness, healthcare providers for the mentally ill, family members of mentally ill persons or anyone interested in learning more about the experience of schizophrenia.

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Saks, a woman battling her demons, namely, schizophrenia. This inspiring story follows Elyn from childhood through college at Vanderbilt, grad school at Oxford, law school at Yale, career and marriage, to present day. She gives us an in depth look at her experience as her symptoms begin to unfold, usually at the worst possible time. Despite struggling with arguably the most difficult and debilitating mental illness known to man, Elyn manages to achieve academic and professional accomplishments that most non-mentally ill people never even aspire to.

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Review of The Center Cannot Hold, by Elyn R. Saks

Shelves: nonfiction , ce , memoir , biology , medicine , mental-illness , psychoanalysis , women I have this fascination for mental health memoirs. The last here is a recent publication and completely enthralling. Wang led me to Elyn R. The early adulthood onset of schizophrenia is so brutal. Saks has a rich emotional memory. She remember strings of dialogue, but also the succession of her emotional states. I have that skill, too.

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These messages were able transcend the topic of mental illness speaking truthfully about the human condition so that anyone can learn from them. This is an important message for everyone to hear. Know your triggers Elyn has spent most of her life in academia which meant that there was a clear pattern to the year: two semesters and a long summer break. It was during these summer breaks that Elyn would have the hardest time with her disorder. The change from her active and engaging life on campus would suddenly come to a close and she found herself isolated and bored back home with her parents.

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