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    DescriptionWhen David LaChapelle begins attending Carleton University everything seems to be going in the right direction. But he begins experiencing unexplainable changes in his thought processes which eventually devolves into a full-blown psychotic state. He tries to get help but is turned down, told by the admitting physician that he is fine and not in need of psychiatric care. Not until his family steps in and takes him to the hospital does he come close to receiving any treatment. While there, however, he meets Angela, a fellow patient he will later learn is also suffering from schizophrenia. For now, though, they will embark on a journey that takes them across Canada and beyond. Beginning first with short trips in the greater Toronto area-including a jaunt to nearby Niagara Falls where a perceived zombie attack necessitates a forced and narrow escape, David and Angela eventually decide a trip to Vancouver is in order. Pawning possessions, selling stocks, sleeping in McDonald's parking lots, and narrowly escaping arrest on a possible kidnapping charge, their escapades provide a rousing, rollicking ride as they traverse the Great White North until Dave finally receives the help he needs to heal and become healthy once more. A whirlwind tour of Canada, New York, and the psychological inner workings of a person with paranoid schizophrenia intertwine with LaChapelle's openness and bracing honesty to turn a frightening disease into a lighthearted, tragicomic romp full of action, hilarity, and more than a few surprises. As his mental state deteriorates, so too does the logic of the adventure, yet somehow he is able to keep it going, showing a resourcefulness not often expected of the mentally ill. A stirring, baffling, and altogether head-scratching caper, David's Adventure with Schizophrenia is as fascinating as it is entertaining.


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    Title
    David's Adventure with Schizophrenia
    Subtitle
    My Road to Recovery
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David LaChapelle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781470124106
    ISBN 10: 1470124106
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    BISAC V2.8: PSY036000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BIC subject category V2: JMP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, PSY022050
    Thema V1.0: DNC, JMP
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Createspace
    Imprint name
    Createspace
    Publication date
    21 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    North Charleston SC
    Author Information
    Despite growing up in a far from perfect home, David LaChapelle went on to earn two diplomas in computer engineering from Seneca College in Toronto. As he grew older, LaChapelle constantly searched for a reason as to why his mother treated him so poorly. Through a multitude of self-help books, he found his answer. While attending Carleton University in Ottawa for political science, he found himself in a dangerous psychotic state. In denial over his current state, he packed up his life and went on a cross-country journey with a girl he met in the mental ward at North York General Hospital in Toronto. Thus was born the story behind "David's Adventure with Schizophrenia." Now a born-again Christian who has recovered from his disease, LaChapelle has published his first book and earned a psychology degree from Trent University.