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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and disturbing, 24 May 2013
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This is a disturbing account about the effects of a vaccination on a distinguished journalist. Malcolm had a yellow fever vaccine in preparation for a filming trip to the Ivory Coast, the repercussions of the subsequent psychotic episodes have almost destroyed his, and his family's lives. He writes movingly about the problems caused by the illness; losing home, work, and almost losing hope as the resulting financial crisis bites. Fervently supported by his wife, Trine, he battles to regain control of his life. This book shows us all how easily our foundations can be undermined and the strength it takes to recover from mental illness.
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Initial post: 25 May 2013 09:04:36 BDT
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/wellbeing/10076221/Malcolm-Brabant-I-suffered-psychosis-after-a-routine-injection.html

How awful for them all. I do wonder if it might not have been best to put the boy first, not move where he is unhappy and why cannot the mother support them all? In sexist marriages where men out earn women and support families there is massive risk if the male provider has problems. Always better to have husband and wife earning equal amounts. Feminism makes life a lot easier.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2013 14:43:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 May 2013 14:44:15 BDT
If you read the article properly, you will see that the mother . me - has been unsuccesful in getting a job. You will also see, that they were forced to move to Denmark because of the free healthcare. Your comment is highly inappropriate and utterly insensitive.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2013 01:24:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 May 2013 01:25:54 BDT
Mindelbrot says:
How unfortunate that such a traumatic experience can be compounded by the crass insensitivity and ignorance of others. I was completely unaware of your situation until reading a reader's reaction, retweeted by Feargal Keane. I have subsequently downloaded "Malcom Is A Little Unwell" to my kindle and wish you, Malcolm and your family all the best. I have also shared the Amazon link with a good friend and experienced psychologist over in the USA, as I am sure he would empathize.
Take care & venlig hilsen,
An Irish/Englishman in Frederiksberg.
John

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2013 08:36:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 May 2013 08:37:22 BDT
Thanks for your kind words and for sharing my husband's story. He has been to insanity-hell courtesy of Sanofi Pasteur's vaccine. One little prick in the arm and a few days later, I was visiting him in a locked-up psychiatric unit. I have been close to mental illness before with other familymembers, but I have never seen a human being suffer like my husband did. People suffering from mental illness are stigmatized - despite our best intentions.My husband has climbed out of the deepest, darkest holes of the human mind and is slowly recovering. His fight to rebuild himself and to get justice from Sanofi Pasteur, a pharmaceutical giant, is truly inspirational and - as you can probably imagine - I am immensely proud of him!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2013 10:34:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 May 2013 10:55:39 BDT
Mindelbrot says:
As he is of you, I do not doubt! I will share your story across my other platforms online: FB and elsewhere, and get back to you with any interesting reaction. I have also created an entry for it on Goodreads. Take care.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2013 11:33:56 BDT
You too. And thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2013 13:19:35 BDT
Read the book to see why Malcolm Brabant's wife cannot at the moment support the family before making comments such as this. It's all explained.
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