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kindle ✓ Girl Interrupted Û Susanna Kaysen Ylvia Plath Robert Lowell James Taylor and Ray Charles as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers It is a Find all of my reviews at “People ask how did you get in there? What they really want to know is if they are likely to end up in there as well I can’t answer the real uestion All I can tell them is it’s easy” Boy was it ever easy for Susanna Kaysen to end up in a psychiatric hospital Now Susanna was not “normal” per se She randomly obsessed about things as bizarre as whether or not she actually had bones in her body since she couldn’t see them and was battling depression that at one point led her to down 50 aspirin She most definitely needed some help But in the 1960s the form of help provided to young girls like Susanna was a long term stay in the local looney bin where the Thorazine flowed like water and electric shock therapy was a sure fire cure for crazy Although compact and a very fast read Girl Interrupted is a haunting story that I won’t soon forget and will easily go down as one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read Not only is the story fascinating and a bit horrifying but Ms Kaysen’s writing is some of the most truthful I’ve seen “Suicide is a form of murder – premeditated murder It isn’t something you do the first time you think of doing it It takes getting used to” “I think many people kill themselves simply to stop the debate about whether they will or they won’t” “It was only part of myself I wanted to kill the part that wanted to kill herself” “‘Today you seem puzzled about something’ Of course I was sad and puzzled I was eighteen it was spring and I was behind bars” Highly recommended

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Girl Interrupted kindle Ú 169 pages Download ☆ moneyexpresscard î In 1967 after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before eighteen year old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital Brilliant evocation of a parallel universe set within the kaleidoscopically shifting landscape of the late sixties Girl Interrupted is a clear sighted unflinching documnet that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane mental illness and recover After reading novels like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest or The Bell Jar one could be forgiven for feeling skeptical about the treatment for the mentally ill during the 1960's I'm not sure Susanna Kaysen's memoir will change that much In 1967 after a short interview with a psychiatrist she was admitted committed may be a better word to a mental hospital in Massachusetts the same one that treated Sylvia Plath Her stay lasted about 2 years She was told she had a character disorder Twenty five years later after reading her hospital records she learned she was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder This memoir is her recollection of the time she spent the treatment she received the doctors and nurses who treated her and the other patients around her For those of us who are not personally familiar with these type of histories and institutions this is an eye opening revelation and I can only hope things have improved since 1967The book title was inspired by Vermeer's painting Girl Interruped at Her Musichttpwwwjohannes vermeerorggirl #

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Girl InterruptedIn 1967 after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before eighteen year old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele S “Was insanity just a matter of dropping the act?” Good uestion isn't it? You may start asking yourself this after reading this bookI only spent a few months taking care of patients in psychiatric hospitals but it made me really appreciate the nuances of Kaysen's story It is the viewpoint of someone who had to experience uestioning her sanity the one thing most of us take for granted Every window in Alcatraz has a view of San Francisco What some don't know about personality disorders is that they will not just go away You can learn how to cope with them but you will not be cured The scary thing about them is that you can look at them as bits of your regular personality just significantly amplified Some of borderline personality disorder symptoms include implusivity uncertaintly about one's identity rapid changes in interests and values thinking in black or white terms unstable or turbulent emotions chaotic relationships fear of being abandoned and feelings of emptiness and boredom I am sure all of us have experienced some of these at one time or another The scary uestion then becomes what separates normal from crazy? Where are we on that spectrum? Is that what scares us about going crazy? The same uestion seems to be troubling Kaysen “Was everybody seeing this stuff and acting as though they weren't? Was insanity just a matter of dropping the act?” Doctors and nurses alike tend to be wary of patients with personality disorders and borderline personality disorder in particular gets a bad rap It can be uite draining treating someone with BPD that's true but we don't always think about what the world must seem like through their eyes And that's where Girl Interrupted brings this often overlooked perspectiveThis book does not have a defined plot or a linear narrative it is just a story of an unhappy young woman trying to find her place in a world that excludes her and it is an enlightening and interesting read I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in medicine or psychology