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Ben behind his voices : one family's journey from the chaos of schizophrenia to hope

Author: Randye Kaye
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author, Ben's mother, provides an account of his experiences with schizophrenia, describing Ben from his childhood through his turbulent teenage years before his diagnosis, and discussing the struggles and challenges faced by Ben's family in their efforts to provide support to Ben throughout the stages of his illness.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Benjamin Kaye; Randye Kaye
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randye Kaye
ISBN: 9781442210899 1442210893 9781442210912 1442210915
OCLC Number: 704907596
Description: xix, 299 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword Introduction: 2010 Snapshot: The Turning Point Part One: Warning Signs Reflections 1. Beginnings 2. Ben Drops Out 3. There Must Be a Reasonable Explanation 4. The Wailing Wall 5. The Black Eye Part Two: Chaos, Trial and Error Reflections 6. Frightening Thoughts 7. Almost Arrested 8. The Last Resort 9. Psychic Vampires 10. Diagnosis Roulette Part Three: Dealing with Catastrophic Events Reflections 11. Almost Hospitalized 12. Finally, Sick Enough 13. Frozen: Hospitalization Number Three 14. Hospitalizations Four and Five Part Four: Recovery and Acceptance Reflections 15. He's Still in There 16. Baby Steps to Normal: Realistic Expectations 17. Ordinary Miracles 18. The Drum Circle 19. Relapse and the Road Back 20. You Can't Reason With Mental Illness 21. Love: the Positive "Second Hit" 22. No Secrets: Fighting Stigma 23. Never Give Up Hope Resources
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The author, Ben's mother, provides an account of his experiences with schizophrenia, describing Ben from his childhood through his turbulent teenage years before his diagnosis, and discussing the struggles and challenges faced by Ben's family in their efforts to provide support to Ben throughout the stages of his illness.

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In this must-read for any family struggling with mental illness, Kaye offers a gripping account of her son's battle with schizophrenia. Until Ben was 15, Kaye believed that patience, structure, Read more...

 
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