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Madness : a bipolar life

Author: Marya Hornbacher
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted, she did not yet know the reason for her all-but-shattered young life. At age 24, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type 1 rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form of bipolar disease there is. Here, in her trademark wry, self-revealing voice, Hornbacher tells her new story. She takes us inside her own desperate attempts to control violently careening mood swings by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Erlebnisbericht
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Named Person: Marya Hornbacher; Marya Hornbacher
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marya Hornbacher
ISBN: 9780618754458 0618754458 9780547237800 0547237804
OCLC Number: 173243837
Description: 299 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Marya Hornbacher.
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When Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted, she did not yet know the reason for her all-but-shattered young life. At age 24, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type 1 rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form of bipolar disease there is. Here, in her trademark wry, self-revealing voice, Hornbacher tells her new story. She takes us inside her own desperate attempts to control violently careening mood swings by self-starvation, substance abuse, numbing sex, and self-mutilation. How Hornbacher fights her way up from a madness that all but destroys her, and what it is like to live in a difficult and sometimes beautiful life and marriage, is at the heart of this brave memoir. Millions of people in America struggle with a variety of disorders that may mask their true diagnosis of bipolar; also, Hornbacher's portrait of her own bipolar as early as age four will change the current debate on whether bipolar exists in children.--From publisher description.

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