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A Journey Into Madness Alistair McIntyre

A Journey Into Madness

Alistair McIntyre

Published June 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781847472564
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27 pages
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I wrote this story of mine so people could have some insight into what thoughts, feelings and experiences a person has when they develop schizophrenia.-Alistair McIntyreDescriptionAlistair McIntrye has written a beautifully simple and honestMoreI wrote this story of mine so people could have some insight into what thoughts, feelings and experiences a person has when they develop schizophrenia.-Alistair McIntyreDescriptionAlistair McIntrye has written a beautifully simple and honest description of how he first experienced the symptoms of his schizophrenia, of how he felt about these experiences and of how he came into contact with mental health services. His story continues with stays in hospital and with his eventual recovery and marriage. Alistairs anecdotal account is extremely witty and his message one of hope.About the AuthorIn 1994 I started hearing voices, then seeing visions. Later that year I was hospitalised and diagnosed with schizophrenia, all of which was surprising to me. I tried to get out of hospital and found myself being sectioned. When I finally was discharged I thought that would be the end of my experience of mental health services. However, over the next few years I was admitted to hospital twice more. I then joined a group for mental health service users, regained my confidence and went on to join an organisation called CAPS as a member of its management committee. During all this I met Tracey and married her.