What are the best nonfiction schizophrenia memoirs?

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    #1Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So

    Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So

    Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So is a nonfiction biography by Mark Vonnegut. It tells the story of how the author dealt with mental illness and how he eventually found his place as a doctor. It was published in 2010.

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    Virginia Lee
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I think this is a good book for people suffering from mental illness or who knows someone experiencing this. It was a very powerful book of working had to overcome bipolar disorder. I found it to be very helpful."
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    #2Ben Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope

    Ben Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope

    Ben Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope is a nonfiction biography by Randye Kaye. It tells the story of Ben who went from a sweet child to a schizophrenic. It was published in 2011.

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    Lilia May
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "While looking for the best nonfiction schizophrenia memoirs I was presented with the option of Ben Behind His Voices. The cover is compelling, it meets the needs of what I was looking for and has great customer reviews and several purchase options. This book definitely meets my needs in the book I was looking for."
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    #3Autistic blessings and Bipolar me

    Autistic blessings and Bipolar me
    Autistic blessings and Bipolar me.: A Frank and Brutally Honest Diary of a Mother with Bipolar and Her Two Autistic Boys is a memoir written by E.J. Plows. This was first published in 2015.
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    Elizabeth Campbell
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This book was poorly written. It really doesn't elaborate on the issues that I was necessarily looking for. It fails to give enough information about the topic and only provides limited information that can easily be found online."
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    #4Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings

    Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings

    Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings is a nonfiction biography by Clea Simon. It tells the story of the author which gives a view of those who have to live with people who suffer from mental illness. 

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    Jack Patel
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This book is very helpful especially for someone with a mentally ill sibling. It is a good read."
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    #5Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey Through Schizophrenia

    Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey Through Schizophrenia
    Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey Through Schizophrenia is a nonfiction biography by Pamela Spiro Wagner and Carolyn Spiro. It tells the story of the twins Pamela, who succumbed to schizophrenia, and Carolyn, who became a psychiatrist. 
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    Beverly Cox
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey Through Schizophrenia is the best memoir written about schizophrenia. This nonfiction tale follows sisters one with schizophrenia and the other that treated her. It's a real eye opening look into the world of schizophrenia and I suggest it to anyone who might be dealing with a loved one in a similar position."
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    #6Shot in the Head a Sister's Memoir, a Brother's Struggle

    Shot in the Head a Sister's Memoir, a Brother's Struggle

    Shot in the Head a Sister's Memoir, a Brother's Struggle is a nonfiction biography by Katherine Flannery Dering. It tells the story of one large family before and after one of their own became schizophrenic. . It was published in 2014 by Bridgeross.

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    Yolanda Escobar
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "With the current environment and conversations going on regarding mental illness, this is a timely book. It is about a family's journey of helping their schizophrenic brother and how they all come together to ensure his safety and treatment. A very compelling book that will make you think long after you are done reading it."
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    #7Shamans Among Us: Schizophrenia, Shamanism and the Evolutionary Origins of Religion

    Shamans Among Us: Schizophrenia, Shamanism and the Evolutionary Origins of Religion

    Shamans Among Us: Schizophrenia, Shamanism and the Evolutionary Origins of Religion is a nonfiction biography by Joseph Polimeni. It tells the story of how schizophrenia is one of the most terrible and enigmatic diseases in history. 

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    Mary Estrada
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "First let me just say that you really have to have an open mind to see what the author is trying to get across. Shamans Among Us: Schizophrenia, Shamanism and the Evolutionary Origins of Religion is a book that deals with schizophrenia, but from the prospective of shamans from the past entering your mind and creating this disease. I just don't feel this is the best nonfiction book about the disease, it is too weird and just not enough proven science behind it."
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    #8January First

    January First

    January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her is a nonfiction biography by Michael Schofield. It tells the story of the author's daughter and how he coped with and fought her illness. It was published in 2013.

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    Jack Scott
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I have read many stories about mental illness and it is something the frightens and interests me. The book January First is one of my absolute favorites because it sort of turns schizophrenia on its head. If you are a care giver for someone in this situation or if you are just interested, you will be engrossed in this novel. "
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