• Surviving Schizophrenia, 6th Edition

  • A Family Manual
  • By: E. Fuller Torrey MD
  • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)

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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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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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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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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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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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Amazing

So illuminating ! Everything makes so much more sense now…truly is the cruelest of all mental disorders.

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Validation and understanding

I am a wife of three young kids whose spouse became schizophrenic just two years ago. I found so many aspects of this book useful and will be using information I learned about in this book to help get the medical, financial, and emotional support i and families living with loved ones of this condition so greatly need. I also appreciate his presentation of the history of the condition, treatment changes. I like his humor when appropriate, his ability to make you feel understood/validated and as though we have some advocates on our side.