Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
Life Inside, an introspective memoir, begins
with the author's admission at age 15 years to the New York State Psychiatric
Institute at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center on December 6, 1967. She
writes of how she came to be hospitalized, looking back at her childhood,
and describes the almost 2½ years she spent in the state psychiatric
system and her life afterward. Lewis appears to have been an oppositional
teenager with an anxiety disorder and a substance abuse problem, but she was
misdiagnosed with undifferentiated schizophrenia.
Soundy TJ. Memoir. JAMA. 2003;289(23):3179-3180. doi:10.1001/jama.289.23.3179