Madness : a bipolar life

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Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
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299 pages ; 22 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-298).
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.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hornbacher, M. (2008). Madness: a bipolar life . Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hornbacher, Marya, 1974-. 2008. Madness: A Bipolar Life. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hornbacher, Marya, 1974-. Madness: A Bipolar Life Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hornbacher, Marya. Madness: A Bipolar Life Houghton Mifflin, 2008.

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