On Conquering Schizophrenia: From the Desk of a Therapist and Survivor
Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
ISBN 10: 1532069901
ISBN 13: 978-1532069901
On Conquering Schizophrenia addresses the topic of schizophrenia like never written. Author Robert Francis offers a revelatory and breakthrough paradigm regarding the relegation and defeat of schizophrenia hither yet present in the topical annals. In his conceptualization, Francis offers both a theoretical clarity along with the necessary pragmatics. And along the way, in a seemingly effortless stream of topic and word, Francis also broaches the topics of metaphysics, philosophy, theology, literary form, and humor while all the while crafting a long overdue methodology to conquering schizophrenia. As the reader peruses the pages, Francis's personal touch and affinity for his audience will quickly be experienced and felt. This is not only a book on conquering schizophrenia but also on the greater life experience, including overcoming all typical generalized afflictions. This truly is a book with no precedent!
"This is a terrific book. If anyone wishes to understand what it is truly like to have schizophrenia, I have read no other book that captures it quite as articulately as this one. The author has figured out how to manage his schizophrenia through insight and a strong religious faith. Truly remarkable. I am a practicing psychiatrist at Duke University and after reading this book, I have some sense of what my patients now go through. I recommend this book for family members of those with schizophrenia, persons with schizophrenia, and healthcare professionals who treat those with this challenging disorder." -Harold G. Koenig, M.D. Director, Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
About the Author
Robert Francis was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1995. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1993 and a master's degree in social work in 2006. Francis has been practicing as a talk-therapist for more than a decade. He is currently a licensed clinical social worker. Visit him online at www.mentalhealthandmore.com.