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Publisher's Summary

Updated throughout and filled with all the latest research, the best-selling Surviving Schizophrenia is back, now in its sixth edition.

Since its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped thousands of patients, their families, and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much-praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment, and course of schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient's and the family's point of view. 

This new, completely updated sixth edition includes the latest research findings on what causes the disease, as well as information about the newest drugs for treatment, and answers the questions most often asked by families, consumers, and providers.

©2013 E. Fuller Torrey (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Dez
  • 2018-08-20

amazing

As a schizophrenic myself, I found it was fair, well informed/relatable & educational. Definitely the best read yet.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-12-16

Excellent material for families and others

A very good source of information for anyone with a family member, friend or colleague with schizophrenia. I would highly recommend listening to the book or reading it.
Note that due to the way it is narrated, it is often difficult to follow when a new paragraph or heading starts, but one gets used to it.
I will be looking for an additional book for more guidance on how to assist a patient with anosognosia (being unaware of the illness).

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  • Christian Mendoza
  • 2019-11-06

exactly what I needed to hear

I needed to learn more about schizophrenia and I did! The narrator was great, and the content very deep and thorough

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  • Darren
  • 2018-12-28

Excellent book

Really the best book I have found for learning about and how to help people with Schizophrenia.

I had left a previous review saying half the book was missing, but after contacting Audible the resolved the issue and now the complete book is available.

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  • 2018-04-10

Bad narrator

The book is very good and helpful but suffers greatly from bad narration. The narrator has a monotone voice and often puts emphasis on the wrong part of the sentence, a minor annoyance at first but increasingly so later on.

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