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An eleven page chapter from my upcoming book Psychiatric Tales, which will be out from Blank Slate in early 2010. Feel free to point out any errors or make any other comments.

1 schizophrenia

2 schizophrenia

3 schizophrenia 3

4 schizophenia

5 schizophrenia

6 schizophrenia

7 schizophrenia

8 schizophrenia

9 schizophrenia

schizophrenia 10

11 schizophrenia

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this is fantastic. i worked in sohee park's schizophrenia/affective disorder lab for a year. she uses the tools of clinical neuroscience to understand 1) how the perceptual/cognitive difficulties found in schizophrenia affect people and 2) how the shizotypal personality (perhaps, people at-risk for the illness) functions in terms of creativity. the only thing i wish i had seen more of in this comic is a mention of famous people who likely/had schizophrenia. it would offset the debilitating degree of the illness.

also, medication definitely helps these individuals, but, as with any major mental illness, a large proportion will go off medication due to side-effects. but you're so right--functionality improves drastically WHILE medicated.


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