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Download I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Ebook ↠ 256 pages Ë Hannah green ´ I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is the story of a sixteen year old who retreats from reality into the bondage of a lushly imagined but threatening kingdom and her slow and painful journey back to sanityChroniI Never Promised You a Rose Garden is the story of a sixteen year old who retreats from reality into the bondage of a lushly imagined but threateni I first read this in 1966 when I was 13 and in the 8th grade and it became my favorite book and remained my favorite book throughout high school I reread it many times although it's been years since my last reading This is a story of a young woman ages 16 19 who is suffering from severe mental illness in the book she is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in a mental hospital My understanding is that this book is based on a true story and the hospital was Chestnut Lodge and the psychiatrist was Frieda Fromm Reichmann Reading it now it seems as though the main character Deborah was probably actually suffering from major depression with psychosis and not schizophrenia at all – but that hardly matters It’s a good story about making an effort one's ability to change hope and friendship and it’s written with a lot of empathy for all of the characters And I admit that I so identified with Deborah that I didn't even absorb that fact of her psychosis; I took the descriptions as metaphor

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Ng kingdom and her slow and painful journey back to sanityChronicles the three year battle of a mentally ill but perceptive teenage girl against a As someone who feels like they deal with mental illness on a daily basis it was hard for me to enter the mind of someone with schizophrenia I just couldn’t deal with the concept It was well written but just not for me at this time

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I Never Promised You a Rose GardenWorld of her own creation emphasizing her relationship with the doctor who gave her the ammunition of self understanding with which to help herself This is a brilliant book and perhaps deserves than three stars but there are certainly problems most having to do with our better understanding of schizophrenia in recent times As a historical document the book powerfully represents a world in which large industrial size mental hospitals were considered advanced state of the art facilities Seclusion rooms and cold packs trapping a patient in ice cold sheets were also considered constructive treatments as was intensive psychoanalysis for psychosis Greenberg's descriptions are poignant in this respect especially because she was herself a patient in real life She seems to have found the cold packs seclusion confinement in a prison like ward to be stabilizing and helpful which reminds one of how few options were available for sick people at the time The other weakness is the depiction of other characters besides the mental patient Deborah Blau There is much subtlety and complexity in these portrayals but there is also a frustrating resort to stereotypes and superficiality The parents Esther and Jacob are represented sympathetically but flatly and are also blamed in part for the psychosis an outdated attitude The younger sister Suzy is even sketchily represented The family I'm sure would have suffered much intensely than Greenberg represents especially since they are given only vague reports on their daughter's well being Also Dr Fried although represented as a heroic figure is never fully fleshed out and neither are the other mental health workers I admired the book tremendously but it was also uite frustrating