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Girl Interrupted Read & Download ´ 104 æ 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 as renowned for its famous clientele Sylvia Plath Robert LowellIn 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. 3 stars While I did enjoy this book I don’t feel I loved it as much as I expected toCW borderline personality disorder suicideI am not much of a non fiction reader so the format and storytelling methods of memoirs and such are unfamiliar to me and I typically do not enjoy them as much as fiction novels I did believe I would enjoy Girl Interrupted than other non fiction works that I’ve read because I am a big fan of the film adaptation I feel as if the book were to be chronological and follow a linear plot ARC as opposed to unanticipated time jumps I would have enjoyed it as that as what I prefer to read I understand this fact is charming to many readers who love this book but it’s just not my cup of tea I also felt the chapters were too short and the novel as a whole I think I would have felt much from the stories and characters if I had time to learn their habits their desires and what makes them tickOn the positive side I loved the subject matter of the story Borderline Personality Disorder is rarely discussed in media so I feel the fact that Girl Interrupted exists and has gained widespread attention is amazing There are many passages that I feel are thought provoking and insightful regarding what it is like not only to live with an illness like BPD but what it is like to have a mental illness in the 1960’sThough I struggled with certain elements of the story and it left me a bit disappointed I would still recommend it to anyone looking for non fiction books about psychology and specifically Borderline Personality Disorder

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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 InterruptedYlvia 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