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Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass: A Psychologist's Memoir

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"A fiercely honest and beautifully written book." —Paul Austin, author, Beautiful Eyes and Something for the PainA cautionary tale of careless psychiatric diagnosis, treatment, and resilienceSawyer's memoir is a harrowing, heroic, and redeeming story of her battle with mental illness, and her triumph in overcoming it. In 1960, as a suicidal teenager, Sawyer was institutionalized, misdiagnosed, and suffered through 89 electroshock treatments before being transferred, labeled as "unimproved." The damage done has haunted her life. Discharged in 1966, after finally receiving proper psychiatric care, Sawyer kept her past secret and moved on to graduate from Yale University, raise two children, and become a respected psychotherapist. That is, until 2001, when she reviewed her hospital records and began to remember a broken childhood and the even more broken mental health system of the 1950s and 1960s.
Request Code : ZLIBIO3405024
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Year:
2015
Publisher:
Santa Fe Writer's Project
Language:
English
ISBN 10:
2014026915
ISBN 13:
9781939650269
ISBN:
9781939650269,2014026915
Series:
SFWP Literary Awards

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