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Unformatted text preview: topics therein are studies of the stark, simple en-vironment of a mental ward. They are products of my perceptions and altered mental state at that time. Looking at them in retrospect, I can see their distortion and sedate mood. I can now recognize them as a stage in the history of my ar-tistic endeavors and, finally, a graphic record of my mental illness. For years, individuals with serious mental ill-nesses, such as schizophrenia, were looking at a life-time of hospitalization. At present, new treatment options have brought patients like Mary into new territories of outpatient treatment and insight. MICHAEL D. ROY Mr. Roy is the Editorial Manager of the Journal . Address correspondence and reprint requests to The American Journal of Psy-chiatry , 1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1825, Arlington, VA 22209-3901; email@example.com (e-mail)....
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