- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 339 KB
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- Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing (19 Oct. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005XNQ9QS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #496,793 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Psychosis Through My Eyes Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
An excellent read. The author should be commended for her lack of self-pity and desire to help others understand and overcome mental illness.
The fact that Catherine has been able to turn her own terrifying experience into a helpful aid for others is remarkable in itself.
This book is a refreshing and most informative analysis of psychosis from a mixture of personal and professional angles. Strikingly it has a non-judgemental approach to this horrible affliction. I was captivated by the subject matter and also extremely uplifted by the empathy expressed by Catherine Amey throughout as she tries to come to terms with and deal with her illness. But she manages to keep separate her emotion in the professional section of the book in order to present an impartial account of the facts available on this topic. Parts of the book are very sad and indeed there are also a few moments where smiles abound, but hope is the lasting feeling with the strong realisation that there is light at the end of this fearful tunnel.Read more ›
Catherine Amey gives a very open and extremely honest account of her personal story, and you really get a sense of the panic, fear, emotion, and state of confusion, where her hallucinations were real to her. She describes how her thoughts and actions were often misinterrupted and misunderstood by professionals who should have understood more about them.
At times I raised a smiled but I found her story rather an emotional one and i could only feel sympathy towards her and her family during what must have been a truely horrifying experience.
Catherine continues her account through her ongoing recovery and again her honesty shines through. She descibes how recovery is a long process, accepting what has happened and the social stigma attached being the hardest, but merely the start. She does however show that recovery is possible and that life really can and does go on, maybe not in the same way as before but in a new direction and that positives can be found from negatives.
This book would be very benefical to those who know someone who has either been through or are currently going through this. A must read for health professionals trying to understand their patients better.
The books format is set out in two sections. Firstly and most importantly the authors story and secondly an informative section on research and facts in easily digestable sections; which includes recovery and predisposing factors to psychosis.
The book concludes with an extensive array of useful contacts and organisations from which information and support can be gained. A very good starting post towards self-help or for those who want to help someone but have no idea where to start.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cathy's book is a well-written insight into her personal experience of psychosis. She openly explains about her harrowing experience in an honest and open way and talks about what... Read morePublished on 30 May 2012 by MiniPuce
This is a searingly honest account of Catherine's experience of psychosis, followed by a very professional analysis. I found this frightening and eye-opening to read. Read morePublished on 4 May 2012 by Clare Scott
I am probably your average 'woman in the street' with no professional medical background, knowledge or history but who knows someone who has been affected by mental illness. Read morePublished on 15 April 2012 by Debbie
The true interest in this book lies in its first part which describes the author's own experience of mental illness. Read morePublished on 28 Mar. 2012 by SLC
This comprehensive interesting book provides a distinguished review of psychosis which is useful for sufferers, their families and those working in mental health. Read morePublished on 11 Mar. 2012 by Gordon
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