Breakdown: A Personal Crisis and a Personal Dilemma
This acclaimed account by author of the bestselling author of Irrationailty of his own manic depression remains unique in its honesty and perception. As an eminent psychologist who suffered a severe mental breaskdown. Stuart Sutherland was ideally placed to provide an original and insightful description of his illness and often bizarre consequences.
In the second part of Breakdown, Sutherland describes and assesses the various forms of therapy and drug treatments available to sufferers of manic depression and analyses the origins of mental illness. Essentail reading for anyone affected by or interested in mental illness.
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The very strong message of this work is the following; Never understimate the power of the personal stupidity. It can turn your life into burlesque which could become a consolation to the public but will never give you a satisfaction or support for joining to, and living the real life. The this can be earned only through thorughly dedication to anything we do, in thoughts, feelings, talks and deeds. And not by repeating the mistakes.