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Medical Mental Health

Brain in Pain

A Wounded Healer’s Heart-Wrenching and Heart-Warming Guide to Schizophrenia

by (author) Peter Cohen

Iguana Books
Initial publish date
Dec 2012
Mental Health, Social Scientists & Psychologists
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    Publish Date
    Dec 2012
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Brain in Pain gives a first-hand view of the world of schizophrenia and challenges the stigma surrounding mental illness. Written by Peter Cohen, Brain in Pain is an invaluable window into his compelling world. Both candid and vivid, Cohen describes his experience of living and coping with a psychosis. His book will interest anyone who has struggled with adversity and made the most of it. In Cohen’s words, “The book gives a brief autobiography, then goes into some of the work that I have done, living and coping with a mental illness and preventing and ameliorating schizophrenia and also hope and help for the future.”

About the author

Peter Cohen grew up Toronto and had what he describes as a tragically unhappy upbringing, developing schizophrenia as a teenager. Despite the challenges of entering young adulthood with this disease, Peter studied premed and psychology as an undergraduate and began down a path into nursing. Struggling with a learning disability that was misunderstood and incorrectly diagnosed, he persevered and completed his undergraduate degree and went on to complete a Master of Science in health studies, later becoming a paramedical doctor with a PhD in health science from Greenwich University. A life-long passion for health and science, fitness and relaxation led Peter to work in the fields of psychology, medical editing, nursing and market research. Peter now writes and works for Just Energy, as well as tutors children.Peter is happily married and lives in downtown Toronto with his wife. He continues to be keenly interested in relaxation to help people feel better and uses his knowledge to constantly improve his sense of courage.

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