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Life Interrupted - A Bipolar Memoir (Paperback) Loot Price: R191
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Life Interrupted - A Bipolar Memoir (Paperback)

Samantha Smirin

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Samantha is stamped with a 'bipolar' label that becomes the trajectory for her tortured existence. For the next three decades she will wind through a maze of anguished suffering, accompanied by memory-effacing medical interventions in the form of electroconvulsive therapies, heaps of pills and repellent hallucinations. As her helpless family and loved ones watch, often in terror, Samantha yo-yos between acceptance and denial of her diagnosis. Time and again believing she is well, she plummets into the devastating chasm of her illness.

Life Interrupted is a deeply compelling memoir that brilliantly humanises the sufferer beyond the label. It is groundbreaking in the way the author shares the horrors of psychosis and unbounded mania, the fears of depression and the emergence of recovery.

This book will not only appeal to the over four million people diagnosed with bipolar in South Africa, but to the millions of people who are affected by loved ones with bipolar, as well as to everyone who reads it.

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Imprint: MFBooks Joburg
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: April 2019
Authors: Samantha Smirin
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 210
ISBN-13: 978-1-928420-39-2
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health
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Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Diseases & disorders
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Diseases & disorders > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems > Coping with illness
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LSN: 1-928420-39-7
Barcode: 9781928420392

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