Unravelling the Signs: Living with a Deaf Schizophrenic Brother

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Unravelling the Signs: Living with a Deaf Schizophrenic Brother

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The book eloquently describes Sylvia’s family life growing up in London in the 1960s and ’70s with five brothers, two of whom were also Deaf. It is an open and moving account of Sylvia’s relationship with her brother Philip, who was later diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and how Philip’s painful battle with schizophrenia and its associated stigma affected not only his life but the lives of the whole family.

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Publisher: Action Deafness Books

ISBN-10: 0957082215

ISBN-13: 978-0957082212

The book eloquently describes Sylvia’s family life growing up in London in the 1960s and ’70s with five brothers, two of whom were also Deaf. It is an open and moving account of Sylvia’s relationship with her brother Philip, who was later diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and how Philip’s painful battle with schizophrenia and its associated stigma affected not only his life but the lives of the whole family.

Sylvia’s journey, both personal and professional, is detailed as she later trains to be a psychiatric nurse. Fascinating and at times amusing, this rare insight into the experience of the specific challenges faced by someone Deaf and schizophrenic and his family is also informative, teaching readers about Deaf culture and identity as well as genetics and schizophrenia.

 

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Weight 0.7000 kg
Dimensions 15.5 × 1.3 × 23.3 cm
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