Perfect Chaos

Perfect Chaos

A Daughter's Journey to Survive Bipolar, A Mother's Struggle to Save Her

Book - 2012
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Recounts the co-author's descent into suicidal depression due to bipolar disorder and her family's efforts to secure treatments, a pursuit that required daily struggles to manage symptoms, understand the disorder, and rebuild trust.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312581824
0312581823
Branch Call Number: 616.89 Johnson 2012
Characteristics: vii, 322 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Johnson, Cinda E.

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smoothjade
Jun 23, 2012

This book took courage and deep experiences of pain to write. The world should be appreciative of what it represents. A mother and daughter, Cinda and Linea Johnson chronicle Linea's descent into her diagnosis of bipolar disorder. The journey is so deep and dark and all encompassing. The most compelling moments are tender, where mother and daughter reflect on the power of mental ill-health and the unabashed reality and power of love. This book is a necessary tool for the public as the helplessness and utter ugliness this disorder inflicts on its victims. Moving, tear provoking and a true page turner, this book is truly a gift coming from a place that many have experienced but few are able to bring to the public sphere.

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