USC Law Professor Elyn Saks on High Functioning Schizophrenics

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"Imagine being told that because you have mental illness, you should drop out Yale Law school and spend your life in institutions or perhaps, at best, doing menial labor. Then imagine going on to becoming a law professor, writing a best-selling book, and winning a McArthur Fellows ""Genuis Grant"". That's exactly what happened to Elyn Saks, who was first hospitalized with schizophrenia at 21. Elyn had a hunch she wasn't the only high achiever coping with schizophrenia, and she set out to find other people like herself.

In this interview with Liz Habib August 23, 2012, on Studio 11L.A. Elyn talks about her study into high functioning schizophrenics, and her own journey. Elyn is author of ""The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness"""

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"My mind has been both my best friend and my worst enemy."

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