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A Mem­oir of My Daugh­ter’s Strug­gle With Bipo­lar Dis­or­der and the Men­tal Health­care Sys­tem Thea Esper­anza Ami­dov

When the au­thor’s daugh­ter was in­vol­un­tar­ily com­mit­ted to a psy­chi­atric ward fol­low­ing a sui­cide at­tempt, early hope turned to dis­il­lu­sion­ment. The re­sult­ing strug­gle “un­folds like a novel and yet is writ­ten af­fect­ingly with im­pres­sive ob­jec­tiv­ity…both wise and philo­soph­i­cally rig­or­ous….”(Kirkus Re­view) in a way that will both in­form and emo­tion­ally move the reader. Fi­nal chap­ters of­fer re­search-based de­bate on in­vol­un­tary com­mit­ment and al­ter­na­tive treat­ment ap­proaches. 1978489528 • Pa­per, $19.00, eBook, $4.99 360 Pages • Mem­oir/Men­tal Ill­ness Avail­able at Ama­zon.

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