Divided minds : twin sisters and their journey through schizophrenia (Audiobook on CD, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Divided minds : twin sisters and their journey through schizophrenia

Author: Pamela Spiro Wagner; Carolyn S Spiro; Amanda Carlin; Kimberly Farr
Publisher: Old Saybrook, Conn. : Tantor Media, Inc, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Growing up in the fifties, Carolyn Spiro was always in the shadow of her more intellectually dominant and socially outgoing twin, Pamela. But as the twins approached adolescence, Pamela began to suffer the initial symptoms of schizophrenia, hearing disembodied voices that haunted her for years and culminated during her freshman year of college at Brown University where she had her first major breakdown and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Audiobooks
Personal narratives
Biography
Named Person: Pamela Spiro Wagner, Mental health.; Carolyn S Spiro; Carolyn S Spiro
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Spiro Wagner; Carolyn S Spiro; Amanda Carlin; Kimberly Farr
ISBN: 9781977353702 1977353703
OCLC Number: 1141428000
Description: 1 MP3 audio discs (12 hr.) ; 12 cm
Responsibility: Pamela Spiro Wagner and Carolyn S. Spiro ; read by Amanda Carlin and Kimberly Farr.

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Growing up in the fifties, Carolyn Spiro was always in the shadow of her more intellectually dominant and socially outgoing twin, Pamela. But as the twins approached adolescence, Pamela began to suffer the initial symptoms of schizophrenia, hearing disembodied voices that haunted her for years and culminated during her freshman year of college at Brown University where she had her first major breakdown and hospitalization. Pamela's illness allowed Carolyn to enter the spotlight that had for so long been focused on her sister. Exceeding everyone's expectations, Carolyn graduated from Harvard Medical School and forged a successful career in psychiatry." "Despite Pamela's estrangement from the rest of her family, the sisters remained very close, "bonded with the twin glue," calling each other several times a week and visiting as frequently as possible. Carolyn continued to believe in the humanity of her sister, not merely in her illness, and Pamela responded."."Told in the alternating voices of the sisters, Divided Minds is a heartbreaking account of the far reaches of madness as well as the depths of ambivalence and love between twins. It is a true and unusually frank story of identical twins with very different identities and wildly different experiences of the world around them. It is one of the most compelling histories of two such siblings in the canon of writing on mental illness.

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