Kurt Snyder: Me Myself and Them A Firsthand Account of One Young Person's Experience with Schizophrenia Adolescent Mental Health Initiative



Re tools against the oncoming madness and keys to the success that they can have I highly recommend this book to all and I am grateful to the author for taking the time to share his xperience It was well worth it and much appreciated Me Myself and Them is a nonfiction book giving a first hand account of schizophrenia It also has a large amount of information about treatment for the mental illness Whether you have schizophrenia or are just interested to learn it contains some useful information It cleared up a lot of misconceptions that I had about schizophrenia The only downside is that this book is uite old now so some parts of it might be uite outdated While I do not have schizophrenia I have been interested in mental illnesses for uite a while now I thought it would be good to Forbidden Stranger educate myself I was very intrigued by the author s story It gave me on schizophrenia that I did not have before I m giving this book 35 stars just because it s most likely outdated by now But besides that it is a good bookI would recommend this book for anyone who has or thinks that they have schizophrenia Or just for someone interested in the topic If you are looking for a book on cases of schizophrenia that go down into deepxtremes involving permanent hospitalization don t read this book If you are looking to find out about real and common cases of schizophrenia or how to help yourself or someone you know with the disease then this book is perfect for you Information on common symptoms medication help services and ways of treatment all offer great help to anyone suffering from this illness and Snowy River Man everyone who wishes to know about how to manage symptoms out of pure interest for psychological disorders This was anxcellent how to guide for dealing with schizophrenia whether you have the illness or yourself or just know someone who does It describes the various facets of the disease using multiple first hand accounts and gives the options for treatment I would recommend this to anyone who has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia has a loved one who was diagnosed or like me is just curious about the illnes. Ze warning signs where to find help and what treatments have proved ffective Kurt also offers practical advice on topics of particular interest to young people such as suggestions on managing the illness at home school and work and in relationships with family and friends Part of the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative series of books written specifically for teens and young adults My Myself and Them offers hope to young people who are struggling with schizophrenia helping them to understand and manage thechallenges of this illness and go on to lead healthy liv.

I had to read this book for my psychology course and I found it very deep and motional also helpful to understand what people who have this have to go through unfortunately More of a self help for those recently diagnosed with schizophrenia than a memoir The book does have some helpful resources for mental health providers or those affected by schizophrenia An interesting book that mixes medical facts about schizophrenia in with a true account of an individual with schizophrenia There are also a few accounts from others who have dealt with schizophrenia The book is written for Americans as it refers to treatments and groups local to America My one point of contention the author mentions the rate and risk of abuse in schizophrenia sufferers and xplains some people won t take no for an answer followed immediately with how to prevent getting into the situation It makes no allowances for the majority people who do a lot of things right and are still raped or abused It also makes no mention of the right to press charges or how to seek help and glosses over the need for treatment of likely PTSD after such an incident While taking defensive actions to prevent what one can is important it feels a little like victim blaming and does a poor job of helping victims get the help and understanding they need It s clearly a large topic for a book focused on other issues but it does a shallow job of pointing those in need in the right direction here Exceptional mental health information Each chapter is split into the author s personal xperience followed by additional medical information such as xplanations treatments and alternate sources of helpNo I don t have schizophrenia but after reading symptomatic behaviors like abandoning relationships with friends and family becoming a homebody and not participating in things you used to do as a writer I thought That s not so bad I might actually like that Maybe I m worse off than I thought I found this book very interesting It was cool to read from an adolescent perspective of schizophrenia The things that Kyle had to ndure seem horrifying I am glad. During his second semester at college Kurt Snyder became convinced that he was about to discover a fabulously important mathematical principle spending hours lost in daydreams about numbers and symbols In time his thoughts took a darker turn and he became preoccupied with the idea that cars were following him or that strangers wanted to harm him Kurt's mind had been hijacked by schizophrenia a severe mental disorder that typically strikes during the late teen or young adult years In Me Myself and Them Kurt now an adult looks back from the vantage point of recove.

He decided to write this book in a way to help raise awareness about schizophrenia This book could also be of great use to teens and young adults who may have recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia It s a beacon of hope for them and helps them realize that things will get better you just have to work through the touph parts Very uick asy read As a mental health worker it was a nice reminder of what our patients deal with and how this illness develops over time Great read for a newly diagnosed individual as it gives a basic outline of meds hospitalization and of course the authors personal story to show how he overcame hallucinations delusions tc This is an Celtic Fire (Rogue Angel, excellent book that tells the tale of one young man s journey with schizophrenia It describes the ups and downs of the disease that often resembles that of a roller coaster ride The book is written for young adults and isasy to understand The author is brutally honest is his descriptions but makes sure the reader understands that there is a light at the The Family Plan end of the tunnel Throughout the book there are references definitions of places and concepts he refers to In this way no misunderstanding occurs between the author and the reader At thend of the book there is an A Family Practice extra amount of information provided in order to reach out to those whom might need help This book was amazing As a parent to a young child that was just diagnosed I was very happy to read this There seems to be a stigma that is given to those whom are diagnosed with mental illness andspecially toward those that suffer from schizophrenia The author gave a realistic portrayal of what it is like to have this disease but showed that it is not always bad The movies book and the general population have stereotyped a group of people that they do not understand The author has provided a wonderful A Doctor in Her Stocking (From Here to Maternity example of how a person can rise above the label and soar to success I believe that my child with time shall do the same I strongly feel that it is very important for all parents andducators to seek out information for their children who are diagnosed Books such as this one Ry and Celebrity Bachelor elouently describes the debilitating changes in thoughts and perceptions that took hold of his life during his teens and twenties As a memoir this book is remarkable for its unvarnished look at the slow and difficult process of coming back from severe mental illness Yet Kurt's memoir is only half the story With the help of psychiatrist Rauel E Gur MD PhD and veteran science writer Linda Wasmer Andrews Kurt paints the big picture for others affected by adolescent schizophrenia Drawing on the latest scientific and medicalvidence he xplains how to recogni.

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