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10 thoughts on “When the Sun Bursts

  1. says:

    I picked up a copy of Christopher Bollas When the Sun Bursts The Enigma of Schizophrenia because it looked like a short, easy read about the disease that had stolen my ex husband s life What would it really have been like to see and hear and feel what he did during the progression of this most feared of mental illnesses I was both shocked and heartened to learn from Bollas thoughtful and humane narrative that the wrenching treatment of anti psychotic drugs that P s family believed were hi I picked up a copy of Christopher Bollas When the Sun Bursts The Enigma of Schizophrenia because it looked like a short, easy read about the disease that had stolen my ex husband s life What would it really have been like to see and hear and feel what he did during the progression of this most feared of mental illnesses I was both shocked and heartened to learn from ...


  2. says:

    An analyst discusses some of his cases focused on schizophrenia and autism.This was an odd book cases studies that read like general discussions mixed with some theory plus some historical references Overall I fo...


  3. says:

    4.5 5Moving and beautifully written.


  4. says:

    Without getting into a big, long, technical and jargon filled review, let s just say that some of Bollas insights are truly interesting and illuminating, but others are limited and outdated, and his own strictly psychoanalytic training means his knowledge base in this area is unfortunately narrow.


  5. says:

    Christopher Bollas has a restless spirit This book traces his career from its beginnings in Oakland, California to his current residence outside Pekin, North Dakota with stops along the way in Buffalo, Stockbridge, New York, London and Rome And telephone calls to Norway.Throughout these travels and respites, Bollas counsels and learns from schizophrenics people whose lives are dominated by a search for psychological refuge a need fardesperate than anything normals ever experience in Christopher Bollas has a restless spirit This book traces his career from its beginnings in Oakland, California to his current residence outside Pekin, North Dakota with stops along the way in Buffalo, Stockbridge, New York, London and Rome And telephone calls to Norway.Throughout these travels and respites, Bollas counsels and learns from schizophrenics people whose lives are dominated ...


  6. says:

    When I picked up this book, I was hoping for stories and case studies about working with schizophrenics Part one of the book does include a variety of stories of working with children at EBAC, and some stories are scattered throughout parts 2 and 3, but a majority of the book is psychoanalytical clinical theory While his theories are compelli...


  7. says:

    When the Sun Bursts by Christopher Bollas is a free NetGalley ebook that I read during a evening in mid November Having high hopes for this book, I set right into it after being offered the finished draft.Bollas narrative is a very good ba...


  8. says:

    I saw a fascinating interview with Bollas on Youtube Looking into his back catalogue, most of his books looked pretty heavy going, but this one, his most recent, seemed like it might be forof a lay audience It certainly is very readable, and fascinating Bollas talks about schizophrenia, but the structure of the book islike an autobiography So he shares his insights while giving examples and illustrations from his life.One of the fascinating things about the Youtube interview was I saw a fascinating interview with Bollas on Youtube Looking into his back catalogue, most of his books looke...


  9. says:

    Quite a good book Particularly the description of some of the experiences of his schizophrenic patients were fascinating, like the children he worked with at EBAC Despite that, I wasn t super impressed with his explanation of schizophrenia itself It was mostly case studies and not that many , and trying to fit the experiences in a psychoanalytical fashion, heavily influenced by Lacan He gives examples of the type of experiences dealt in schizophrenia, like auditory hallucinations, sense o Quite a good book Particularly the description of some of the experiences of his schizophrenic patients were fascinating, like the children he worked with at EBAC Despite that, I wasn t super impressed with his explanation of schizophrenia itself It was mostly case studies and not that many , and trying to fit the experiences in a psychoanalytical fashion, heavily influenced by Lacan He gives examples of the type of experiences dealt in schizophrenia, like auditory hallucinations, ...


  10. says:

    I enjoyed Bollas s analysis I wish he had written a bitabout his first hand experience with schizophrenics, but the moments he did share were really eye opening and authentic to the illness I found some of his theory hard to follow but the rest ...


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When the Sun Bursts Many Schizophrenics Experience Their Condition As One Of Radical Incarceration, Mind Altering Medications, Isolation, And Dehumanization At A Time When The Treatment Of Choice Is Anti Psychotic Medication, World Renowned Psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas Asserts That Schizophrenics Can Be Helped By Much Humane Treatments, And That They Have A Chance To Survive And Even Reverse The Process If They Have Someone To Talk To Them Regularly And For A Sustained Period, Soon After Their First Breakdown In This Sensitive And Evocative Narrative, He Draws On His Personal Experiences Working With Schizophrenics Since The 1960 S He Offers His Interpretation Of How Schizophrenia Develops, Typically In The Teens, As An Adaptation In The Difficult Transition To Adulthood With Tenderness, Bollas Depicts Schizophrenia As An Understandable Way Of Responding To Our Precariousness In A Highly Unpredictable World He Celebrates The Courage Of The Children He Has Worked With And Reminds Us That The Wisdom Inherent In Human Beings To Turn To Conversation With Others When In Distress Is The Fundamental Foundation Of Any Cure For Human Conflict.

  • Hardcover
  • 226 pages
  • When the Sun Bursts
  • Christopher Bollas
  • English
  • 20 April 2017
  • 0300214731

About the Author: Christopher Bollas

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