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Book describes family's experience with schizophrenia

Patrick Cockburn's son Henry was diagnosed seven years ago with schizophrenia. Together they have written a book, called Henry's Demons, describing how it has affected the whole family.

Patrick, a foreign correspondent, was in Afghanistan writing about the fall of the Taliban when he learned from his wife Jan that Henry was in a mental hospital suffering a breakdown.

Marjorie Wallace, Chief Executive of the mental health charity Sane, says the book is important as it shows the family trying to understand each other's perspective.

  • 07 Feb 2011
  • From the section Health