Diary of a Schizophrenic 2nd Edition


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By Paul Fearne

ISBN: 978-1-78382-382-6
Published: 2017
Pages: 153
Key Themes: Mental Health, Schizophrenia,


This diary shows how recovery is possible. During the first half of the Diary, Fearne is experiencing a whole host of delusions and dysfunctions. His sense of beauty is gone, his sense of pleasure is gone, he feels that light can somehow enter his mind and damage it. But as the diary proceeds, all of his afflictions begin to subside. He starts an odyssey of reading the great classic texts of the western cannon. Whats more he starts meeting women!

This second edition of the book contains a new preface outlining some of the great things Fearne was to go on and accomplish. He has been ill subsequently, but has never stopped believing in the adventure.

About the Author

Dr Paul Fearne suffers from schizophrenia, and has done so since 1998. He has completed a PhD on schizophrenia, and his first book, Diary of a Schizophrenic, was launched at the 2010 Melbourne Writers Festival. He regularly appeared on radio, and even on TV a few times. He has launched books at Readings booksellers in Carlton, and Parkville. He co-hosted a radio show on 3CR, exploring mental illness and poetry.


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