Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis

Book Contributor Feature #1 (Alexis Rose and Alice Franklin)

book cover: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L. Peterson

Over the two weeks following the release of Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, I’ll be featuring the amazing contributors to the book and excerpts from their narratives.

For more details on the book, including info on the other contributors and where to pick up a copy, please visit the Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis page.

Alexis Rose

Alexis Rose, whose blog is Untangled, writes about her experience with PTSD.  She has published two books: Untangled, and If I Could Tell You How It Feels.  You can read my reviews of her books here and here.

In her narrative for Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, she writes:

When I wasn’t dissociated, I was on high-alert and hypervigilant, afraid for my safety, thinking that at any moment something bad was going to happen.I couldn’t discern if I was living in the present or past.My anxiety and fear felt insurmountable.”

Alice Franklin

Alice shares her experiences on her blog How To Have Tourette’s,

In her narrative for Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, she writes:

It’s like you’re trapped in a body you can’t control.You are trapped in a body you can’t control.That’s what Tourette’s feels like.  I have… flipped my examiners the bird before blowing them kisses in my final year French oral examination.”

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