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  • ISBN: 9780306846304
  • ISBN: 0306846306
  • Physical Description: xiii, 265 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Go, an imprint of Hachette Books, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Getting started. Introduction -- System overview. Mania ; Depression ; Hypomania ; Mixed state ; Rapid cycling ; Suicidality ; The mind-body connection -- User precautions. Stigma ; Terms and definitions -- Instructions for use: Relationships: general instructions ; Relationships: specific instructions -- Troubleshooting. Bad coping skills ; Good coping skills -- Maintenance. Medications ; Therapy -- Warranties. Acceptance ; Hope.
Summary, etc.:
"With suicide rates exploding and the rates of mental health diagnoses increasing, there has never been a greater need to grapple with the complexities of the troubled mind. Terri Cheney knows this first hand. In her bestselling memoir, Manic, Cheney offered a gripping, no-holds-barred account of her bipolar disorder that nearly killed her. Now, in Modern Madness, she brings her narrative gifts to a book that is rich with practical insight. Structured like an owner's manual (e.g., Instructions for Use, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Warranties), Cheney portrays the experience of mental illness from the inside out, drawing on her own struggle and recovery to illuminate a world that often seems forbidding or frightening. Using narrative as a springboard, Cheney explores broader issues common to all diagnoses, like stigma, coping skills, relationship dilemmas, and the vicissitudes of treatment. With a clear focus on the need for acceptance, both personal and public, Modern Madness is riveting, heartbreaking, and ultimately, hopeful. Not just for readers with a diagnosis, it will be invaluable for anyone looking to understand mental illness"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
    Once again, Jones (Manic, 2008; The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar, 2011) mines her life and shares her mental health struggles. Ever since her January 2008 New York Times essay, "Modern Love," about bipolar dating, the former lawyer to stars like Michael Jackson has tried to help others with mental health disorders and to educate "normies." For example, she notes that Robin Williams' 2014 death led to copycat suicides and that Norway doesn't report suicides at all to avoid harmful consequences. She addresses the fact that one in five Americans who take psychiatric drugs, most often antidepressants, can suffer from "serotonin discontinuation syndrome" (essentially, withdrawal) if they stop taking their medicine or reduce their dose. As many as half of people with bipolar disorder will attempt suicide, so it's important that Cheney includes contact information for such places as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the National Alliance on Mental Health. Cheney's well-written resource is deepened with inspiring quotes like Ralph Waldo Emerson's "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Terri Cheney is the author of the New York Times bestseller Manic: A Memoir, which was translated into eight foreign languages. Terri's writings and commentary about bipolar disorder have also been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, NPR, and countless articles and popular blogs, including her own ongoing blog for Psychology Today, which has over one million views.

Once a successful entertainment attorney representing the likes of Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones, Terri now devotes her advocacy skills to the cause of destigmatizing mental illness. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics at USC, and the Honorary Board of Directors of the International Bipolar Foundation. She also served on the Community Advisory Board of the UCLA Mood Disorders Research Program. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Subject: Mental illness > Popular works.
Cheney, Terri, 1959-
Bipolar Disorder.
Cheney, Terri, 1959-
Mental illness.
Genre: Self-help publications.
Personal Narrative.
Popular works.
Self-help publications.

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