Going Mad?

Going Mad? : Understanding Mental Illness

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Have you ever thought you were going mad? Ever questioned your sanity? Hated yourself so much that you wanted to end it all? Felt your life crippled by panic? Lost control over your own mind? This ground-breaking book addresses many people's unspoken concerns about mental illness, and the associated stigma. It questions the mainstream arguments, instead placing consciousness, thoughts, emotions and experiences as the creators of psychological distress and dis-ease states.The authors demystify the psychiatric labels, presenting them as understandable responses that are experienced as a result of traumatic or difficult life situations. Their case studies, drawn from their clinical experience, vividly describe the journey into madness, clearly documenting what happens and what doesn't in states such as schizophrenia, mania, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and panic attacks.Their aim is to make madness understandable and inseparable from the experience of being human. This vital view firmly puts the lifeforce and soul back into the healing process where it belongs.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 14mm | 181.44g
  • Gill
  • Gill Books
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • 0717132838
  • 9780717132836
  • 602,831

About Michael Corry

Until her death in 2011, Dr Aine Tubridy was a medical doctor and practising psychotherapist living and working in Ireland. She regularly appeared in national media, from newspapers to radio programmes, to commentate on mental health issues. She had a special interest in mind-body-spirit and vibrational medicine. She is the author of When Panic Attacks and co-author with Dr Michael Corry of Going Mad? and Depression: An Emotion, Not a Disease.Dr Michael Corry died in 2010. He qualified in medicine from UCD in 1973 before training as a psychiatrist and a constructivist psychotherapist. A frequent and often controversial commentator on issues of mental health in national newspapers and on television and radio programmes, he was an outspoken opponent of over-medication and the use of electro-convulsive therapy in the treatment of mental illness, believing instead in a holistic approach to healing. He is the co-author of two books with Dr Aine Tubridy: Going Mad? and Depression: An Emotion, Not a Disease.show more

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