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Brilliant Madness Living with Manic Depressive Illness

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ISBN-10: 0553560727

ISBN-13: 9780553560725

Edition: N/A

Authors: Patty Duke, Gloria Hochman, Gloria Hochman

List price: $7.99
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In her revealing bestseller Call Me Anna, Patty Duke shared her long-kept secret: the talented, Oscar-winning actress who won our hearts on The Patty Duke Show was suffering from a serious-but-treatable-mental illness called manic depression. For nearly twenty years, until she was correctly diagnosed at age thirty-five, she careened between periods of extreme euphoria and debilitating depression, prone to delusions and panic attacks, temper tantrums, spending sprees, and suicide attempts. Now in A Brilliant Madness Patty Duke joins with medical reporter Gloria Hochman to shed light on this powerful, paradoxical, and destructive illness. From what it's like to live with manic-depressive…    
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/4/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Foreword
My Friend Anna Mary Lou Pinckert
Introduction
A Disease? Thank God!
Illness or Eccentricity?
Looking Backward
The Many Faces of manic-Depressive Illness
Why Me?
Who Gets Manic-Depressive Illness?
My Little Beige Pill
Treatments That Work
Acting It Out
The Creativity Connection
My Family and Friends
Families Suffer and Learn
Life After Manic Depression
Resources for the mentally Ill and Their Families
References and Notes
Index