Distressing Effects of Schizophrenia Portrayed in Nicki Adams’ New Book

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Family ties unravel when husband develops paranoid schizophrenia, refuses treatment in ‘Adrift’.

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The National Health Service estimates that one person in a hundred suffers from schizophrenia. Families and friends of sufferers are also deeply affected. In her new book, “Adrift: Completely At Sea With Paranoid Schizophrenia” (published by AuthorHouse) author Nicki Adams, whose husband suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, offers support and understanding to sufferers and their families with her true account.

Set between 1973 and 1983, “Adrift” recounts the harrowing tale of the disintegration of a happy marriage. After several years of normal family life Adams' husband, Vincent, starts showing signs of schizophrenia including depression, confusion and paranoia.

As Adams tries to understand and help her husband cope, Vincent adamantly refuses treatment and his condition worsens. When he becomes violent, Adams fears for her young children’s safety as well as her own. Her husband’s abuse forces her to make a crucial decision.

Through “Adrift” Adams hopes to promote further understanding of the condition. She shows the harsh reality faced by families who attempt to support a loved one with schizophrenia.

“The book aims to show the vital role played by family support services which were sadly lacking in the story,” Adams says. “It also aims to break down social stigma surrounding mental illness through improved understanding of this baffling condition.”

By Nicki Adams
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 198 pages | ISBN 9781496977397
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 198 pages | ISBN 9781496977380
E-Book | 198 pages | ISBN 9781496977403
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Nicki Adams worked as a French and German teacher and as a senior manager. She now lives in London. She wrote two short stories in French for schoolchildren as part of the Bibliobus series published by Mary Glasgow.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 0800 1974150. For the latest, follow @AuthorHouseUK on Twitter.

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