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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:   Print 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; 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 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Warning signs. Reflections --
Beginnings --
Ben drops out --
There must be a reasonable explanation --
The wailing wall --
The black eye --
Part II. Chaos, trial and error. Reflections --
Frightening thoughts --
Almost arrested --
The last resort --
Psychic vampires --
Diagnosis roulette --
Part III. Dealing with catastrophic events. Reflections --
Almost hospitalized --
Finally, sick enough --
Frozen: hospitalization number three --
Hospitalizations four and five --
Part IV. Recovery and acceptance. Reflections --
He's still in there --
Baby steps to normal: realistic expectations --
Ordinary miracles --
The drum circle --
Relapse and the road back --
You can't reason with mental illness --
Love, the positive "second hit" --
No secrets: fighting stigma --
Never give up hope.
Responsibility: Randye Kaye.

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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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