A Personal Voyage Through Paranoid Schizophrenia
You may remember in April 1994 Prince Charles lost his dog, Pooh, at Balmoral. In the days following, a pack of newshounds descended on the estate to look for Pooh. By the time they had made their way back to London, Clive Travis was only just beginning his search...
When the future king of Great Britain’s dog goes missing, Clive Travis PhD, a scientist working on secret government defence projects, goes looking for it. He soon finds himself drawn into a magical and mysterious high tech “MTRUTH” world of longstanding Anglo-Soviet conspiracy, espionage, witchcraft and the peace process in Ireland. But can, indeed should, he realise this world is no more than the product of his own mind and the condition he is suffering – paranoid schizophrenia? Is it possible for Dr Travis to shatter the delusional conspiracy and make a real contribution to the peace negotiations? And can he find himself in the process? This existential voyage through mental illness in search of a £10,000,000 donation to charity is a right Royal dog hunt and Travis’s tour de force.
“This very interesting book makes a unique contribution to our understanding of serious mental illness…In the face of the turmoil of psychosis, there is no easy prescription for achieving collaboration between the patient and the psychiatric services, but this book eloquently makes the point that the first step is engagement in dialogue.”
Peter Liddle, Professor of Psychiatry, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham
“A fascinating read giving great insight into what it is like to live with the symptoms associated with paranoid schizophrenia as well as the appalling side-effects of some of the treatments for it.”
Helen Finch, MIND
“Barking absolutely! A revelation to those who read it- a real eclectic mix. A beacon of light for those in darkness and for those who simply want a bloody good read!”
Bob Paxman, Ex B Squadron 22 SAS, CEO Talking 2 Minds
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