Schizophrenics Can Be Good Mothers Too

Schizophrenics Can Be Good Mothers Too
Author: Q.S. Lam
Pages: 294
ISBN10: 1908995157
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 4.00
ISBN13: 9781908995155
Published: February 1st 2015 by Muswell Hill Press

Making use of her creative skills and the insights acquired about her mental health condition over twenty-five years, Q. S. Lam shows us a path toward a fulfilling and creative recovery that is not dependent on medication and traditional psychiatric methods. The author uses her experiences to dissect and demystify psychosis. She addresses important questions about the role of psychiatrists and hospitals, and the extent to which they help or impede recovery. Weaving together prose, artwork, and poetry, she explores how art and other integrative strategies can be used to avert repeat psychotic episodes and to consolidate that crucial, nascent maternal bond with her children. With unflinching honesty, the author examines topics related to psychosis, postpartum psychosis, and the impact of psychosis on motherhood. This book will provide invaluable insights into difficult and often misunderstood subjects appealing to fellow mothers, the general public, and mental health care practitioners.