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5.0 out of 5 stars Normality is a light state of Dementia, 16 May 2010
This review is from: Psychiatric Tales (Hardcover)
This is a very interesting "bande dessinée" on the subject of mental health. Strikingly designed and produced in dramatic white and black it explains (rather than reduces to simplicity) complex issues. Reading of the illnesses is handily supported by an illustration of the illness allowing the two to support and redefine each other. The author goes through a list of types of mental illness, his reaction to them (as a mental health assistant)and to his own problems with low self-esteem and depression. Although it uses the "cartoon" format (six panels to a page) it does not demean its subject but rather enlightens it. Because it is both personal and impersonal, general and specific, it has a remarkably rounded feel to it. I can remember the first time I grasped the modus operandi of the narcissist, suddenly strange behaviours became internally logical, this book does the same for so many other conditions. A delight.
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Initial post: 26 Sep 2011 16:45:03 BDT
stopsquirrel says:
mu uncle wrote this book :)

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Oct 2011 18:10:36 BDT
It was recommended to me by a chum of his, Lee Brimmicombe-Wood.
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