My Schizophrenic Years

A Memoir

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Imprint or Series:Toplight Books

About the Book

In 1976, while studying at Queens University in Ontario, Les Short began to experience the first of five paranoid schizophrenic episodes that took place over a span of 19 years. This autobiography explores the author’s experiences in thorough detail, in his own words, painting these disorienting episodes with such clarity that the reader can even share in the internal logic of Short’s paranoia. Covering episodes of acute psychosis with symptoms of paranoia, synchronicity, visions and voices, this book presents Short’s story through being committed, psychiatric wards, a battery of therapists, as well as arrests and imprisonment. More than just hearing voices, schizophrenia is presented first-hand in a new light, offering detailed and relatable insights on a highly misunderstood illness.

About the Author(s)

Les Short has written more than 15 books. He lives in Montreal, Canada.

Bibliographic Details

Les Short
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9601-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5383-9
Imprint: Toplight