In The Collected Schizophrenias, author Esmé Weijun Wang presents 13 illuminating essays about her experience with schizoaffective disorder. She recalls her time at Yale University, during which she suffered from a breakdown and twice required hospitalization, and a period of psychosis in which she was afflicted with Cotard's delusion, the belief that she was dead. Wang also ruminates on her decision not to have children, and her ongoing struggle with Lyme disease. The essays introduce themes involving stereotypes and misconceptions about mental illness, the author's desperate need to appear high-functioning, and the limitations of modern medicine.
The The Collected Schizophrenias Study Pack contains: