Psychosis is one of the most frightening forms of mental illness. It hits you in your mind, the centre of who you are, and it profoundly disturbs relationships and makes coping with life difficult. Many illnesses can cause psychosis and other illnesses can cause changes in the way the brain works that can easily be mistaken for psychosis.
“Lost in a Mind Field” sets out to make psychosis easier to understand. As with all the other Shrink-Rap books, it is written in a clear conversational way and almost every point is illustrated with a drawing or cartoon.
Cartoons allow people with mental illness and their families to step back a little from their suffering and see that strange experiences can be explained, understood and constructively dealt with.
The book goes into considerable detail about what it is like to have schizophrenia and deals with other causes psychosis.