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We Heard the Angels of Madness: One Family's Struggle With Manic Depression Hardcover – March 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 308 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (March 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688091784
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688091781
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,878,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The "angels of madness" are the voices that Mark Berger, a manic depressive, heard during his manic episodes. They also represent the emotional upheaval his family experienced when they learned of his illness. Mark's mother Diane and her sister Lisa alternate their personal story with care-giving advice and specifics about the disease (e.g., drugs, professional help, hospitals, halfway houses, and suicide). Their one weakness is a failure to clearly define manic depression, which may cause readers to confuse it with other related disorders. Nonetheless, the Bergers have made vital information on manic depression accessible to the layperson, thereby filling an important gap in mental health literature. The appendixes list ongoing studies, support groups, and organizations across the country. (Index not seen.) Recommended for popular psychology collections.
- Elizabeth De Marco, Onondaga Cty . P.L. , N.Y.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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