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Asylum and Bedlam : The Anti-Psychiatric Strain In Some American Novels By Paul Brewin
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The views of the anti-psychiatrists (R D Laing, Thomas Szasz) have been used to examine several novels. The novels also criticise many aspects of psychiatry. Three works of fiction are considered in... More > detail: Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, Frederick Exley's A Fan's Notes and Ken Kesey's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. It is shown how the anti-psychiatric strain in these novels offers an approach to modern psychiatry which is equally critical, if less formal, than the anti-psychiatric non-fiction.< Less
Beautiful Silences: A Novel By Jonathan Elias Wamback
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When Ordell Arrant is selected as the first participant of an innovative, psychological form of criminal rehabilitation, he is in for a journey, thrust into a world he never knew existed. Arrant is... More > sent into an alternate reality where he becomes one with his victim, Gerard Auclair. Following the attack on Gerard, he becomes comatose. During this time, his caring mother learns that Gerard is paralyzed. Awakening from the coma state, Gerard comes to learn exactly what suffering means. Through thoughts and emotions, Gerard isolates himself, unable to see the positive things and beauty surrounding him. When his mother passes away, Gerard is sent to a psychiatric ward where he is often neglected and abused until his own death when he is reintroduced as Ordell Arrant. Arrant is returned to his own world and comes to view human beings with a greater sense of unconditional empathy.< Less
Systems - A Novel By Saleena Karim
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2042: Humanity has witnessed the World Democratic Revolution and has left war, pollution and extreme poverty behind. Elise Archer is a hard-nosed British policewoman with psychic abilities. She also... More > happens to be a reincarnated terrorist in denial. When Peter Manner escapes from a local psychiatric hospital and begins a murder spree, Elise makes the chilling discovery that he too is a psychic ... and in another life he was her friend. Manner is on his way to America, where he and she both mysteriously disappeared thirty years ago. By complete coincidence the global police organisation GAILE has just reopened their case, and needs her help. But is there such thing as a coincidence? Follow Elise on her journey as she confronts the truth about her past life, why she was killed, and most importantly, why she was brought back to life. Because soon she will come to question reality itself. This is the story of the Systems Experiment, and the fight - literally - for liberty and justice.< Less
Zap: Confessions of a Channel Changer Novel? Yeah, Sure. Why Not? By Simon P
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Dr. Heinrich Gautier, former Director, Psychiatric Services, Lilac Hills Institute, has released the journal written by Simon P while undergoing intensive non-interventionist therapy. He may be... More > criticised by some colleagues for releasing the journal, but that is a risk he is prepared to take because he believes it is vital that others learn from all that transpired during the time that Simon P spent in therapeutic care. He wants others to see how, given little more than a self-appropriate medium and minimal guidance, clients can use intensive non-interventionist therapy to jolt themselves out of memory lapses, denial and psychological barriers that inhibit the process of self-understanding, and can then move forward into the process of self-awareness and, in an ideal world, self-healing. The journal contains explicit and implicit scenes of violence and sexual content; it is not for the faint of heart. Reader discretion is advised.< Less
The Hand That Life Deals Us By Philip C. Dowling
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Sarah Wakefield, nee Goldwin, psychiatrist; she was given permission to publish her work by some of her more interesting patients, in particular a man by the name of Phil and later by a lady called... More > Clair. Sarah tells us about her work with a prisoner from a top security prison, who committed a number of murders, simply for the experience of committing murder. You will see Sarah fall in love, marry and be happy but not before enduring grief and adversity. We will witness extraordinary catastrophic changes to what had been her rather uncomplicated and contented life. Based on Sarah’s patient notebooks and her everyday diary, we are introduced to a bizarre and twisting turn of events that choreograph monumental and almost unbelievable changes in her life. WARNING: ADULT CONTENT. "Sarah has a healthy sexual appetite and is not at all shy in bringing her activities to our attention so please prepare yourself... her book is intense."< Less
The Hand That Life Deals Us By P. C. Dowling
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Sarah Wakefield, nee Goldwin, psychiatrist; she was given permission to publish her work by some of her more interesting patients, in particular a man by the name of Phil and later by a lady called... More > Clair. Sarah tells us about her work with a prisoner from a top security prison, who committed a number of murders, simply for the experience of committing murder. You will see Sarah fall in love, marry and be happy but not before enduring grief and adversity. We will witness extraordinary catastrophic changes to what had been her rather uncomplicated and contented life. Based on Sarah’s patient notebooks and her everyday diary, we are introduced to a bizarre and twisting turn of events that choreograph monumental and almost unbelievable changes in her life. WARNING: ADULT CONTENT. "Sarah has a healthy sexual appetite and is not at all shy in bringing her activities to our attention so please prepare yourself... her book is intense."< Less
Heaven Help Us By Kitty Mae Atkins
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When our protagonist is admitted into a Psychiatric Unit, she doesn't know what to expect. Between depression and meeting eccentric characters, she struggles with self harm, anorexia, hallucinations... More > and suicide attempts- as well as aiming to ace Guitar Hero. Heaven Help Us is a darkly humorous novel about life for adolescents in a Mental Hospital.< Less
One Voice Singng In the Darkness, Just One Voice By Regine Dubono
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This is a science fiction mystery involving interplanetary communications between Planet Terrorista and Planet Debonnaire. The mad scientists at Planet Terrorista have been abducting young children... More > from Planet Debonnaire to study the effect of the Debonnaire's psychotropic-neuroleptic drugs which interfere with communications between the planets inhabitants. Their Research Center is a dungeon for the Debonnaire youths most of whom are never to be found. Except for the beautiful Bella Hunt whom Sherlock Holmes spotted out in that dungeon. The novel clothes a tabu or disliked topic of mental illness, with the excitement of science fiction, to address pressing matters concerning the nature of mental illness, current diagnosis and treatment. But it is also about the incredible force of motherly love and demonstrate the magical means a mother will use to find and rescue her daughter.< Less
One Voice Singng In the Darkness, Just One Voice By Regine Dubono
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This is a science fiction mystery involving interplanetary communications between Planet Terrorista and Planet Debonnaire. The mad scientists at Planet Terrorista have been abducting young children... More > from Planet Debonnaire to study the effect of the Debonnaire's psychotropic-neuroleptic drugs which interfere with communications between the planets inhabitants. Their Research Center is a dungeon for the Debonnaire youths most of whom are never to be found. Except for the beautiful Bella Hunt whom Sherlock Holmes spotted out in that dungeon. The novel clothes a tabu or disliked topic of mental illness, with the excitement of science fiction, to address pressing matters concerning the nature of mental illness, current diagnosis and treatment. But it is also about the incredible force of motherly love and demonstrate the magical means a mother will use to find and rescue her daughter.< Less
One Flew Under the Cuckoo's Nest By Ami Amara
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It’s nearly Christmas and the Wards are full at New Hope Psychiatric Hospital. Patients seek out help and a little TLC. They hope that soon they will be listened to and understood. But... More > there’s no time. Instead, they are diagnosed and medicated. Day after day they anxiously wait for visitors who never show up. Now stigmatized, they often wonder if anyone cares about them. Dominic’s head is crammed with voices. Lisa is in a daze and Nathan has the shakes. Rocking in unison, they hold onto themselves tightly because no one else will hold them. They are alonetogether. Jason faithfully visits his schizophrenic wife, Bernie. She’s been moved to a secure ward. He finds her curled up on the floor, motionless, unreachable. He loves her but at the same time he is not coping with her illness. They are alonetogether. With the advent of ‘Care in the Community’ Jason is expected to look after her 24-7. He feels abandoned and forgotten; left wondering if anyone cares about the carer.< Less