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Experiencing & Overcoming Schizoaffective Disorder Book Description

In this powerful memoir, 17-Time Oxford University Medical Journals Contributor, McLean Hospital & Harvard Resident Doctor Lecturer and Consultant, and Good Men's Project Columnist Steve Colori courageously articulates his experience of facing and overcoming schizoaffective disorder. His personal narrative gives readers insight into the true nature of the illness, providing a lucid description of symptoms such as hallucinations, paranoia, OCD, suicidal thoughts, bipolar disorder, mania, insomnia, family issues, and social dysfunction. Colori explains how he worked through all these symptoms and resolved them. He tells the reader why, at one point, he decided to stop taking medication; and shows why he later changed his mind and permanently resumed taking medication. The book also details a number of therapies that Colori utilized to overcome the disorder—such as talk therapy, journaling, and exposure therapy— which eventually enabled him to advance far beyond recovery.

Steve Colori has published eighteen essays with Oxford Medical Journals; he has a column with The Good Men's Project in their Health and Wellness Section titled "Steve Colori Talks Mental Health". Steve is currently a counselor at McLean hospital and has lectured McLean's Harvard Resident Doctors quarterly since 2012; he lectures at Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work; he has lectured at NAMI GBCAN Boston; and he has also lectured at Mass General Hospital's “Schizophrenia Day".

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Should be Mandatory for Medical and Nursing Students

“The author writes from his personal experiences in a style that clearly helps the reader understand the vast challenges of dealing with Schizoaffective disorder. Fascinating that he was aware of mental processing issues very early in life, but compensated quite well until early adulthood. His willingness to share the details of numerous spirals and the difficult battles to regain clarity explain the disorder better than any textbook I have seen in 40 years of nursing practice.”

Brenda Gray

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Author

In addition to Steve Colori's Memoir, Steve also has published with Literally Stories, Talk Soup, The Flash Fiction Press, Short Tale 100, The Scarlett Leaf Review, A Story in 100 Words, Star 82 Review, and The Indiana Voice Journal.

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Lecturer

Steve Colori has lectured at Harvard Medical School's Resident Doctors quarterly at McLean Hospital since 2012, Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work, Massachusetts General Hospital's Schizophrenia Day, NAMI's Greater Boston Community Advocacy Network, and more.

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Columnist

Steve Colori write a monthly column with The Good Men's Project titled Steve Colori Talks Mental Health. He also is an accomplished 16-time Oxford University Medical Journals Contributor.

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Blog

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