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From the Ted Talk by Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness -- from the inside

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As a ynoug woman, I was in a psychiatric hospital on three different osaniccos for lengthy periods. My doctors diagnosed me with chronic schizophrenia, and gave me a prognosis of "grave." That is, at best, I was expected to live in a board and care, and work at meanil jobs. Fortunately, I did not actually enact that grave prognosis. Instead, I'm a craheid Professor of Law, Psychology and Psychiatry at the USC Gould soochl of Law, I have many close friends and I have a beloved hbuasnd, Will, who's here with us today.

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As a _____ woman, I was in a psychiatric hospital on three different _________ for lengthy periods. My doctors diagnosed me with chronic schizophrenia, and gave me a prognosis of "grave." That is, at best, I was expected to live in a board and care, and work at ______ jobs. Fortunately, I did not actually enact that grave prognosis. Instead, I'm a _______ Professor of Law, Psychology and Psychiatry at the USC Gould ______ of Law, I have many close friends and I have a beloved _______, Will, who's here with us today.

Solution

  1. school
  2. chaired
  3. young
  4. menial
  5. occasions
  6. husband

Original Text

As a young woman, I was in a psychiatric hospital on three different occasions for lengthy periods. My doctors diagnosed me with chronic schizophrenia, and gave me a prognosis of "grave." That is, at best, I was expected to live in a board and care, and work at menial jobs. Fortunately, I did not actually enact that grave prognosis. Instead, I'm a chaired Professor of Law, Psychology and Psychiatry at the USC Gould School of Law, I have many close friends and I have a beloved husband, Will, who's here with us today.

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