Descent – A Heroines Journey


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By Evelyn Scogin

ISBN: 978-1-84991-861-9
Published: 2012
Pages: 176
Key Themes: Mental Health, Bipolar Disorder, Treatment, Recovery


In 2004, at the age of 47, Evelyn Scogin had a successful career as a special education teacher. Then she found herself diagnosed with bipolar disorder and facing a life of endless drugs and electroshock. Rather than accept the diagnoses of the psychiatrist she began searching for alternatives.
Eventually she found the real truth about psychiatric diagnoses and drugs. From her eight year search and fight back to emotional and physical health she found her voice of dissent and this book grew out that recovery. Evelyns is an important voice of dissent in the current market of labeling and drugging. She brings to light the hidden side of the accepted norm of psychiatric treatment. She now speaks plainly and honestly about these issues and the truth that there are better alternatives to emotional health that the psychiatrists do not want you to know.

About the Author

Evelyn Scogin was born in 1957 in during the baby boom era. She began working with multi handicapped individuals in 1985. Evelyn earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997 from Texas Womans University in special education. She worked with special needs individuals for more than 20 years until her battle with psychiatry left her unable to work.
Labeled with bipolar disorder, drugged and electroshocked. Evelyn was told there was little hope for her recovery. Rather than accept this prognosis she searched until she found the help she needed. This courageous woman fought back and now works to advocate for change in the field of psychiatry.


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