The author gives a little background, then reads the section about when she and her husband Greg first realized that YES - their wonderful little girl really might indeed have a "mental illness" in spite of the fact they seemed to be in deep denial. She was horribly hallucinating. She was not only hearing things and seeing things, she was feeling things, too!
The "Voices" were no longer just in her head. She began having more than just audio hallucinations.
Yet even after facing irrefutable evidence she was very sick, you'll see... they still were confused, scared, and grasping for reasons. This excerpt is from The section, "The Brewing Storm" right before, "Hell."
Their daughter had tactile, olfactory, gustatory, audio, visual, and pain hallucinations - i.e. hallucinations involving most of her senses - of touch, smell, taste, hearing, sight, and the sense of pain.
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Here is PART 2 from May 2012: Beginning of Hell - Psychosis and Hospitalization
- Author Interview (off-site link)
- About the book (with book reviews, awards, etc)
- Author page on Facebook
- About this site
- Suggested Books
- Important Topics
- SSCD: When Hearing Things Is Not Schizophrenia
- Medical Causes-Partial List
- Gluten Sensitivity and Symptoms of Schizophrenia
- Brain Health: The Gluten (Dis)Connection
- Brain Health: Cut Out The Casein (Doped with Dairy)
- Brain Health: The Thyroid Connection
- Abnormal Sleep?
- Sleep is Critical
- The Stress Connection
- Mitochondrial Dysfunction
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Last Updated: 02 December 2012
You did a great job! We're you nervous?
Thank you! And yes, I was nervous - especially before it and right at the start, but then it got better.
I'm a retired psychiatric nurse and still remain interested in mental health issues. There is so much that is not known about mental illness (brain disorders), from what causes it, how to successfully treat it, and the impact brain disorders have on both the patient and the family. Jeanie Wolfson's book, "It's Not Mental" puts a human face on this medical issue that is too often ignored by governmental policy makers, health insurance companies and yes, even those in the health professions. Much of the time families are left to fight the battle of helping their sick loved one alone, unfortunately.
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