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WELCOME, SILENCE [Paperback]

By Carol North (Author)
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This is the amazing true story of one woman's journey deep into mental illness and her return to sanity -- and to a successful life and career. Carol North was diagnosed with schizophrenia in college. The story of her life is traced from her early life in a middle class small-town family in the Midwest. For many years, Carol struggled against overwhelming odds to achieve in school in spite of her illness and was finally admitted to medical school to pursue her hopes and dreams of becoming a doctor. In medical school, however, she slid further into psychosis and finally succumbed the inexorable incapacitation so often characteristic of the illness. Carol was fortunate enough, however, to find a skilled psychiatrist who understood her dedication to becoming a physician and who worked with her to stay well enough to remain in school. When all hope seemed lost, her doctor enrolled her in an experimental dialysis program, similar to the treatment given to patients with kidney failure. With this treatment, her illness went away and she no longer required medication for it. This engrossing and ultimately triumphant story of courageous struggle against mental illness will inspire anyone who has ever had to battle for achievement against overwhelming odds. After recovering from her illness, Carol returned to school and received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri in 1983. She then completed her internship and residency at Barnes Hospital/Washington University, and subsequently obtained a masters degree in psychiatric epidemiology (the study of psychiatric disorders in populations) while simultaneously pursuing a NIMH fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology at Washington University.

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This is the amazing true story of one woman's journey deep into mental illness and her return to sanity -- and to a successful life and career. Carol North was diagnosed with schizophrenia in college. The story of her life is traced from her early life in a middle class small-town family in the Midwest. For many years, Carol struggled against overwhelming odds to achieve in school in spite of her illness and was finally admitted to medical school to pursue her hopes and dreams of becoming a doctor. In medical school, however, she slid further into psychosis and finally succumbed the inexorable incapacitation so often characteristic of the illness. Carol was fortunate enough, however, to find a skilled psychiatrist who understood her dedication to becoming a physician and who worked with her to stay well enough to remain in school. When all hope seemed lost, her doctor enrolled her in an experimental dialysis program, similar to the treatment given to patients with kidney failure. With this treatment, her illness went away and she no longer required medication for it. This engrossing and ultimately triumphant story of courageous struggle against mental illness will inspire anyone who has ever had to battle for achievement against overwhelming odds. After recovering from her illness, Carol returned to school and received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri in 1983. She then completed her internship and residency at Barnes Hospital/Washington University, and subsequently obtained a masters degree in psychiatric epidemiology (the study of psychiatric disorders in populations) while simultaneously pursuing a NIMH fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology at Washington University. Dr. Carol North is currently a board-certified psychiatrist and full Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. She treats patients with schizophrenia and a range of psychiatric illness, trains young physicians and psychiatrists, and pursues federally funded research in psychiatric epidemiology. She is the recipient of numerous national awards and has appeared on many national television and radio programs.

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Studio: CSS Publishing
Pages   324
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.59" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.68"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2003
Publisher   Academic Renewal Press
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0788099272  
ISBN13  9780788099274  


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I have met Carol North a number of times  Dec 14, 2006
I've heard her speak, have attended meetings with her, and have interacted with her on a daily basis. I've also read her papers as well as this book. She is a brilliant, focused and remarkably authentic person. I recommend this book wholeheartedly.
 
Dr. North gives words to symptoms of mental illness  Feb 5, 2005
I found this to be a very helpful book,as I also suffer from severe mental illnesses. Dr. North is a very talented doctor,and I have had the pleasure of meeting her. She doesn't just name symptoms,she elaborates and gives life to the symptoms;she gives them names. The only problem I have with this book is that I do not believe Schizophrenia can be cured by dialysis. I'm not sure if this means Dr. North still suffers from it,or whether she really had it at all. There are other causes for some of the symptoms,like toxins in the blood for example.Nevertheless,I had my family read this book!
 
Absolutely Breathtaking  May 6, 2001
I've always been torn over what I want to do with my education, but after reading this book I'm positve. Med school. On to psychiatry I go, and I have this book to thank for helping me make up my mind. The story of Carol North is gripping, you feel for her, and you don't really think of her as 'insane' as you read. I recommend this book. Don't just check it out from the library, buy it.
 
A brave narration about an illness.  Feb 1, 1999
While it has been some time since I read "Welcome Silence", I have to admire Dr. North's intestinal fortitude in presenting her experience with an illness that may have been many sided. The biochemistry of other illnesses that are mistaken for schizophrenia have been elucidated recently. The observation that dialysis was curative in this case suggests a circulating toxin, which certainly could have been the case. As some people have said, "If you don't have the disease now, you never did." Wouldn't be the first time would be my guess, but I think Carol North MD was one of the first brave souls to put her experience in writing. The differential diagnosis of schizophrenia in this day and age must also include scams, in as much as there are people who say they can pay individuals to make someone schizophrenic. Rather a sad state of affairs, I should think. Joseph W. Arabasz MD Past Division Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Past Medical Director Respiratory Therapy, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Ill. Diplomat, American Board of Anesthesiology
 
This book provides a deep understanding!  Dec 23, 1998
Anyone with a relative with mental illness will find understanding and hope in this work. It especially important to those of us with siblings who suffer with Schizophrenia.
 

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