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Personal experience of lifelong illness 

Personal experience of lifelong illness
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Personal experience of lifelong illness
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Sue Green

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10.1093/med/9780199644957.003.0047
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date: 25 November 2017

The author describes his experience of mental illness since the age of 13. He was admitted to the local psychiatric hospital, where his treatment included time in a padded cell, insulin coma therapy, and a leucotomy. He describes his long admission, and other aspects of his life – his marriage and employment, as well as the experience of stigma related to his illness. He reflects on what helps him to cope and how he has managed his life despite all the tribulations.

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