People Say I'm Crazy
Schizophrenia Viewed from the Inside Out

People Say I'm Crazy - Schizophrenia Viewed from the Inside Out
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Ira

From the first minute I saw the scruffy beard of John Cadigan fill the
entire screen and heard him describe how waking up to smooth sheets would
signal a good day, but wrinkled sheets meant a bad one would surely come, I
knew that everyone who saw the finished film would not ...Read more

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Anonymous

Fascinating and enlightening, descent into the illness.

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