Author(s): There No Place on Earth for Me? By Sheehan, Susan Coles, Robert M
This famend journalist’s vintage Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of schizophrenianow reissued with a brand new postscriptfollows a flamboyant and fiercely clever younger lady as she struggles within the throes of psychological sickness.Sylvia Frumkin was once born in 1948 and started appearing indicators of schizophrenia in her teenagers. She spent the following seventeen years out and in of psychological establishments. In 1978, reporter Susan Sheehan got interested in her and, for greater than two years, was immersed in her lifestyles: speaking together with her, taking note of her monologues, sitting in on consultations with doctorseven, for a length, slumbering within the mattress subsequent to her in a psychiatric heart. With Sheehan, we turn out to be witness to Sylvias plight: her psychotic episodes, the scientific combat to regulate her signs, and the overburdened hospitals that, extra frequently than now not, she was once obliged to name house. The ensuing e book, first printed in 1982, was once hailed as an ordinary success: harrowing, humanizing, shifting, and bitingly humorous. Now, some twenty years later, Is There No Place on Earth for Me? continues to set the usual for accounts of psychological sickness.