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Author Kaye, Randye

Title Ben behind his voices : one family's journey from the chaos of schizophrenia to hope / Randye Kaye
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2011


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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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
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Subject Kaye, Benjamin, 1982- -- Mental health
Kaye, Randye
Kaye, Benjamin, 1982-
Kaye, Randye
Kaye, Benjamin, 1982-
Kaye, Randye.
Paranoid schizophrenics -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
Paranoid schizophrenics -- Rehabilitation -- New York (State) -- New York
Paranoid schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia, Paranoid
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- Schizophrenia.
Paranoid schizophrenia.
Mental health.
Paranoid schizophrenics.
New York City
New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011004622
ISBN 9781442210912