"Try to learn your illness," says Elyn Sacks, author of The Center Cannot Hold. In an interview with Time Magazine Saks, a graduate of Yale Law School and a tenured law professor at USC, discusses the onset of depression, paranoia, and schizophrenia, plus treatments and forced hospitalizations when she was a student at Oxford University. Her recovery has allowed great successes but seems easier since she started taking the medicine clozaril. Now she recognizes breakthrough symptoms as transient psychotic thoughts.

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