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A Brilliant Madness - by Patty Duke (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Entertainment & Performing Arts

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Bantam

Author: Patty Duke

Language: English

Street Date: February 4, 1997
TCIN: 12218100
UPC: 9780553560725
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-6620


"A groundbreaking guide for those who are manic depressive of who live with or love someone who is."-- "Publishers Weekly."

In her revealing bestseller Call Me Anna, Patty Duke shared her long-kept secret: The talented, Oscar-winning actress who won our hearts on The patty Duke Show was suffering from a serious-but treatable-mental illness called manic depression. For nearly twenty years, until she was correctly diagnosed at age thirty-five, she careened between periods of extreme euphoria and debilitating depression, prone to delusions and panic attacks, temper tantrums, spending sprees, and suicide attempts. Now in "A Brilliant Madness" Patty Duke joins with medical reporter Gloria Hochman to shed light on this powerful, paradoxical, and destructive illness. From what it's like to live with manic-depressive disorder to the latest findings on its most effective treatments, this compassionate and eloquent book provides profound insight into the challenge of mental illness. And though Patty's story, which ends in a newfound happiness with her cherished family, it offers hope for all those who suffer from mood disorders and for the family, friends, and physicians who love and care for them.

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