Vestal, NY Author Publishes New Book
July 13, 2012 Entertainment News(PRLEAP.COM) Look Back In Sadness: One Man's Experience with Psychiatry, a new book by George Cowburn, has been released by RoseDog Books.
This book is an autobiography of a man who suffered episodes of mental illness, variously diagnosed as depression, anxiety, manic depression, hypoglycemia and borderline personality disorder.
If you or a loved one is in psychotherapy, this book can help you avoid the pitfalls into which the writer fell. For the diagnosis he received he had his religion attacked, was told to think black empty thoughts, had a dreadful experience with electric shock therapy, received so many medications he had to be hospitalized to "dry out," was asked for an affair, and had both himself and his wife diagnosed as having borderline personalities.
Cowburn was the first man to file a sexual ethics complaint against a woman psychiatrist in the central region of the American Psychiatric Association in New York State (Syracuse). The writer describes the evasion and "treatment" he received from psychiatrists after the complaint.
The first half of the book describes the experience of growing up in a poor family in England. The second half deals with the problems he encountered when he tried to talk to psychiatrists after the abuse.
After the request to have an affair, the therapy degenerated into verbal fighting, which resulted into the worst "downer" ever.
About the Author
George Cowburn was born, raised and educated in Lancashire, England. He obtained a diploma in electrical engineering. He worked at British Aircraft Corporation and English Electric Corporation as a trade, and later as a student apprentice. Just before finals he had a bout of depression and has had episodes of mental illness on and off all his adult life. He immigrated to New York, in 1965. While living there he worked as an engineer at IBM for 20 years.
The writer played soccer until his mid-forties. Now his sports include watching teams play on TV: Manchester United, the New York Giants and Notre Dame football teams. Cowburn likes ballet and classical music, reads biographies, watches PBS television and enjoys Team Trivia. He volunteers at a local hospital.
Once a devout Roman Catholic, he is now an atheist and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton, New York. He lives alone in Vestal, New York.
Look Back In Sadness: One Man's Experience with Psychiatry is a 54-page paperback with a retail price of $11.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-7336-8. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at www.rosedog.com/pressroom or our online bookstore at www.rosedogbookstore.com.
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