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The Insanity Machine [Read] ➮ The Insanity Machine Author Kenna McKinnon – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The Insanity Machine is an introspective look at life with paranoid schizophrenia Authored by Kenna McKinnon with contributor Austin Mardon, PhD, CM, this book takes a clinical and observational look The Insanity Machine is an introspective look at life with paranoid schizophrenia The Insanity Epub / Authored by Kenna McKinnon with contributor Austin Mardon, PhD, CM, this book takes a clinical and observational look at the challenges presented by paranoid schizophrenia Kenna discusses the definition of paranoid schizophrenia, treatments, living with the disorder, and many other topics surrounding schizophrenia.


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  1. Gisela Hausmann Gisela Hausmann says:

    I noticed author Kenna McKinnon inthan one author group years ago Unlike other authors in these groups, Kenna never echoed silly sentiments but presented new things, fresh ideas, and concepts that blew me away Clever, smart, brilliant Quite often her angle was a point of view most people had never even contemplated Don t believe it p 66 of this book Kenna notes that if Jesus Christ were alive today and on earth he would probably be locked up in a mental institution Christia I noticed author Kenna McKinnon inthan one author group years ago Unlike other authors in these groups, Kenna never echoed silly sentiments but presented new things, fresh ideas, and concepts that blew me away Clever, smart, brilliant Quite often her angle was a point of view most people had never even contemplated Don t believe it p 66 of this book Kenna notes that if Jesus Christ were alive today and on earth he would probably be locked up in a mental institution Christians visit people in jails but they seldom visit psychiatric wards Hmm Admit it even if you are active in a church, you never thought about this Neither did I even though my grandmother was very active in her church for 70 years and also talked her church s activities, all the time And, so it came as a surprise when I learned that Kenna McKinnon is schizophrenic Since what I knew about schizophrenia differs completely from the only schizophrenic person I met I decided to read her book In her book The Insanity Machine Living With Paranoid Schizophrenia Kenna McKinnon and her co author Austin Mardon, PhD both schizphrenics debunk common myths I guess my biggest error was that I thought that schizophrenic people can t organize their thoughts.Apparently, this was indeed a problem during McKinnon s younger years, since then, better medications have been developed But, McKinnon cautions that patients need to work with their doctor, in fact they need to find the right doctor first, not every doc fits every patient This is an element of the book that I like very much it s not one of these wonder story books and it s also not a pain and suffering book like so many these days McKinnon dissects her topic in an analytical way, as if describing how to fix a Thanksgiving dinner with eight courses In actuality, she and Austin Mardon, PhD met in the old 5C forensic psychiatry ward at Alberta Hospital Edmonton She calls themselves inmates She also describes that people used to her her and Austin Mardon bad or weak and that Austin was advised to undergo sterilization within three months of his diagnosis All of this is heartbreaking and one must admire the strength, both, McKinnon and Mardon, display Though this disease is not easy to cope with, religious delusions and trouble with the law are common, both, McKinnon and Mardon keep the upper handle, do not give into thoughts of suicide which is also common McKinnon also lays out that she feels lucky, living in Canada where medical treatment is provided at no charge to the consumer We re thankful for those who understand We re thankful for those with bipolar illness, anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, dementia, autism, and all the other forms taken by what mental health professionals label as mental illness She manages to graduate with Distinction with a BA from the University of Alberta, Mardon manages to graduate with a PhD The book is also a passionate plea to accept people with illnesses, Is anyone really normal And what about the millions with disabilities Millions of people with physical disabilities have spokespersons like Rick Hansen, Christopher Reeve or Helen Keller Who speaks for us We must come out of the shadows and God made the world God did not make trash His people are guiding stars and prayer is a beacon Find a star and God will steer Having seen McKinnon argue certain ideas, I agree, am in awe, and I wonder why I myself never thought about these question.This book is highly recommended whether you know somebody who suffers from a mental illness or not in fact, none of us may know of people in our surroundings have such a disease McKinnon explains that most people who try to hid e that fact.Riveting, fascinating and deeply human, 5 stars, Gisela Hausmann, author blogger


  2. Andrew Rybiak Andrew Rybiak says:

    This book is filled with truly inspirational stories and practical advice for those diagnosed with schizophrenia The two authors detail how they manage their diagnosis, while still leading healthy, happy and undeniably successful lives with full and fulfilling careers The book emphasizes the importance of stability, and cautious planning and above all a positive attitude to maintain a successful career The Insanity Machine also successfully takes steps towards the destigmatization of parano This book is filled with truly inspirational stories and practical advice for those diagnosed with schizophrenia The two authors detail how they manage their diagnosis, while still leading healthy, happy and undeniably successful lives with full and fulfilling careers The book emphasizes the importance of stability, and cautious planning and above all a positive attitude to maintain a successful career The Insanity Machine also successfully takes steps towards the destigmatization of paranoid schizophrenia and by extension all mental illness Admittedly my knowledge of this area was lacking, and I rarely considered the topic beyond the obviously harmful stereotypes presented in the media I learned a great deal about the illness and the issues facing those who have been diagnosed from this book.This book is not only useful for the destigmatization of the mental illness, the authors present an abundance of examples demonstrating how they have overcome these issues and advice on how other individuals with a diagnosis may still lead complete lives by taking the right steps This book is also useful to caregivers, as it not only presents these issues from the perspectives of those with schizophrenia but provides advice on how to be an excellent caregiver as well By ensuring that caregivers understand the importance of independence, and humor to mentally ill individuals, this book can ensure that these individuals receive the proper care in the future The book further advises on many methods through which an individual can maintain stability and positivity, like support through a community network, and a supportive family Especially interesting to me was the hesitancy with which the book recommended spirituality and religion as a support mechanism, as this could lead to a worsening of the symptoms.Through the author s recollection of the stigmas they faced earlier in their lives as well as the harassment they continue to face the book recognizes the amount of work which is still required in the destigmatization of this mental illness The book also recognizes the great advances made in the last thirty years from the slow changing of attitudes, to the advancement of important legislation, as well as the medical advances which significantly improve the quality of life of individuals with schizophrenia Overall the book maintains a hopeful look at the situation of people diagnosed with mental illnesses in our society While the book demonstrates the issues both social and economic which face these individuals, the book also provides solutions to these problems and demonstrates that with careful planning these obstacles to a fulfilling life can be overcome


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