I may have read the book in 2018 after my son’s first psychotic episode, but I don’t remember. I can’t praise the book enough. It covers everything, but the most important is how to understand what our relatives are going through and with this understanding will be a renewed respect for their ordeal.
Torrey thinks our society has failed the mentally ill in so many ways and frequently makes reference to the jailed and the homeless. Most people, however, live with their caregivers and they (assuming we do our job well) are the fortunate ones.
In the last few chapters Torrey makes the case for schizophrenia being the worst of all diseases, as it often starts in early adulthood after the person (usually) has a mostly normal childhood, and lasts until death often robbing a person of the ability to live the normal kind of life we take for granted.