“To suit the occasion, I wore my schizophrenic fancy dress”1 – the life of Janet Frame

@article{Lim2019ToST,
  title={“To suit the occasion, I wore my schizophrenic fancy dress”1 – the life of Janet Frame},
  author={Xinhui Lim and Cherrie A Galletly},
  journal={Australasian Psychiatry},
  year={2019},
  volume={27},
  pages={469 - 471}
}
Objective: Janet Frame (1924–2004) was one of New Zealand’s most celebrated authors. Much of her work stems from her experiences as a psychiatric patient. She was hospitalised for about eight years with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Treatments included insulin coma therapy and unmodified electroconvulsive therapy. Her doctors then planned for her to have a leucotomy, which was cancelled upon discovery that one of her works had won a prestigious literary award. She subsequently moved to England… 
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