Professor of psychiatry Elyn R. Saks writes about her struggle with schizophrenia in this unflinching account of her mental illness. In The Center Cannot Hold, Saks draws readers into a nightmare world of medications, a misguided health care system, and social stigmas. But she would not be defeated. With a strength and force of will that most can only imagine, Saks reclaimed her life and went on to achieve great success. "In this engrossing memoir, Saks ... demonstrates a novelist's skill of creating character, dialogue and suspense."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
The center cannot hold
Very informative and helps develop an understanding for people who suffer from schizophrenia. It is eye opening and provides an optimistic outlook on managing the disease.
Touching and paradigm changing
I am a medical student wanting to peruse a career in psychiatry and this book challenged my view on many subjects regarding mental illness. It is well written, captivating and encouraging. I highly recommend it to anyone in the medical community or anyone otherwise interested in mental illness.