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    • 246 pages
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    • 246 pages
  • Keywords
    • Schizophrenia,
    • Schizoaffective disorder,
    • Mental illness,
    • Coping with mental illness,
    • Living with mental illness,
    • Personal breakdowns,
    • Bipolar disorder

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Too Far from the Path
My Journey Through Madness
by Tamara Severson

A fresh and truthful story about the inner workings of schizophrenia. In this memoir Tamara goes deep into the world of madness and shares the experience of prolonged psychosis. Coupled with the artwork that she created, this story is a great read for people with schizophrenia, caregivers and mental health workers. Anyone who knows someone who has schizophrenia should read this book! While you travel into the depths of psychotic thinking to understand the delusional world of a person with schizophrenia, this book keeps you entertained and engaged. It is a detailed expression that tells the real-life story of slipping into and then out of madness. Tamara goes on to explain what it's like to live with schizophrenia and the prejudice that she faces on a day to day basis. The discrimination from even people who are close to her is evident, and goes to show that fighting stigma around schizophrenia is a never ending battle. Tamara is adamant that all people with schizophrenia can recover with the right medication and support. Her story is an example of how even in extreme cases schizophrenia can be managed with the right medications and doses. It took more than 5 years for Tamara to fully recover from this tragic illness, in the end she was in a better place than before the onset of psychosis.

Tamara is a high-functioning person with schizophrenia, who is an engineer and a single mom. She works full-time as a product manager and enjoys knitting, painting, and running. Tamara has a german shepherd cross who stayed with her in and out of psychosis. Tamara has two older brothers, and she is close to both of them. Her mother has been a huge part of her recovery, and caring for her daughter has given her a purpose to live up to. Too Far From the Path, which details the time of her life when she was in full-blown psychosis, is Tamara’s first book.


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