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The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness (Paperback)

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    At seventeen Lori Schiller was the perfect child -- the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind. Lori Schiller had entered the horrifying world of full-blown schizophrenia. She began an ordeal of hospitalizations, halfway houses, relapses, more suicide attempts, and constant, withering despair. But against all odds, she survived. Now in this personal account, she tells how she did it, taking us not only into her own shattered world, but drawing on the words of the doctors who treated her and family members who suffered with her.

    In this new edition, Lori Schiller recounts the dramatic years following the original publication -- a period involving addiction, relapse, and ultimately, love and recovery.

    Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, THE QUIET ROOM is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perserverance and courage.


    ISBN 9780446671330
    Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / General
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 1996-01-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Grand Central Pub
    Copyright Year 1994
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Schiller, Lori

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    • Engrossing

      Fantastic book! It really takes you into the mind of a person suffering from psychosis and explains through first person what family, doctors and patient are all feeling and thinking. I found the way the book was written by many of the people involved each having their own chapters was fascinating and enlightening.

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    • Excellent read

      Great first-hand account of a woman's experience with schizophrenia. You can feel her torment and agst when she is placed in the Quiet Room.

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