I haven't read it, but a few comments...
The author never refers to the saints as actual saints. Instead of St. Maximus the Confessor, it is just Maximus the Confessor.
Was that in an attempt to be more academic sounding, or do you think it was for some other reason?
She discounts modern psychology as well as any medication to treat mental defects or disabilities.
I have bipolar disorder, and I'm a different person when on medication. My schizophrenic (ex-)Father-in-law is an even more extreme case, I've been told.
Has anyone else read this book or had any experience reading anything by this author. The font is astoundingly large with double spacing. The book is 250 pages but could have easily been 1/3 the size with normal font and spacing.
Fwiw, I experienced this once before... in the excellent book by Met. Kallistos How Are We Saved
, they spaced and bulleted things and put single statement quotes on an entire page, and pretty much did everything they could to make it four times longer than it really was.