Can you get over being schizophrenic?
If you’re a schizophrenic, can you lead a normal life?
Does a schizophrenic have to stay on drugs for life?
These are just some of the questions answered in Dr. Ronald Bassman’s book:
A Fight to Be: A Psychologist’s Experience From Both Sides of the Locked Door.
He writes about his own experience - that’s right - his own experience as a former mental patient. Today Ron is a therapist and psychology professor at Sage College, but once was diagnosed as a "paranoid schizophrenic" - spent time in a psychiatric hospital, was given electroshock treatment, and was heavily medicated.
Here's a link to a quality radio interview with Ron talking about his life and book. Take a few minutes to listen. You might be surprised.
Read book reviews here.
The following are 2 endorsements from the back cover:
“Dr. Bassman explodes the myth of ‘Progressive, incurable brain disorder’ that is now the general view. We have trusted too long in the mechanical medical model that denies the strength and the spirit of ordinary human beings.”
--Joanne Greenberg, author, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
“This masterfully told story of a horrific yet beautiful journey of transformation gives voice to those who have traveled this ground. Ronald Bassman’s personal metamorphosis and resilient spirit will inspire those struggling down a similar path, enlighten those unaware of the everyday atrocities perpetuated in the name of treatment, and finally will frighten--yet reward--those “mental health” professionals who have the courage to face the harsh truth of abuse, oppression, and other violations inflicted on individuals for ‘their own good.’ “
--Barry Duncan, Ph.D., author, What’s Right with You: Debunking Dysfunction
and Changing Your Life
Visit Ron Bassman’s website.
Here are some excellent schizophrenia-related videos:
Schizophrenia Recovery without Medication—Hearing Voices
Schizophrenia—Critique of Medication & Big Pharma
Loren Mosher M.D. talks about Soteria Project and non-drug treatments for Schizophrenia
The Truth About "Schizophrenia" & Fixing Chemical Imbalances
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