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I never promised you a rose garden,
This review is from: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (Mass Market Paperback)
For anyone interested in mental health and present day treatments compared to 50/60 years ago, this is a fantastic eye-opener. Joanne Greenbergs description of her battle with mental health from an early age (although she fictionalises it) gives insight into both the cause, her treatment and her recovery. Her relationship with Dr Frieda Fromm-Reichman (her psychiatrist) is fundamental to her recovery as well as the support she receives from her family. Pity that most people suffering from psychotic episodes today are not treated in such a humanistic way. The book doesn't pull any punches about life on a psychiatric ward either.