A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness



[BOOKS] ✭ A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness Author Patty Duke – E17streets4all.co.uk 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 In Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive MOBI :ò her revealing bestseller Call Me Anna,Patty Madness: Living PDF/EPUB ã Duke shared her long kept secret the talented, Oscar winning actress who won our hearts on The Patty Duke Show A Brilliant PDF \ 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 Brilliant Madness: Living Kindle × 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.A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness

Anna Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive MOBI :ò Marie Patty Duke was an American Madness: Living PDF/EPUB ã actress of stage, film, and television First becoming famous as a child star, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting A Brilliant PDF \ Actress at age for the role of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, and later starring in her self titled sitcom, The Patty Duke Show for three Brilliant Madness: Living Kindle × years She progressed toadult roles such as Neely O Hara in the filmValley of the DollsDuke was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in afterwards she then devoted much of her time to advocating and educating the public on mental health issues She was later elected president of the Screen Actors Guild from to Duke died on the morning of March , , at the age of , in Coeur d Alene, Idaho, of sepsis from a ruptured intestine.

A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness
    A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness
  • Patty Duke
  • English
  • 08 November 2019
  • 0553560727

10 thoughts on “A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness

  1. says:

    It was a brutally honest book, and I appreciate that Well written, informative, and it took me into her life although it was an actor s life, it expressed the pains and joys of living with bipolar.An excellent read.

  2. says:

    Patty Duke s sequel to her first memoir, Call me Anna is very brave I haven t read her first one but A Brilliant Madness is a great book for those who are looking to understand Bi polar disorder, also called Manic Depression Patty Duke describes her tumultuous childhood and early adulthood, her manias that bordered on the psychotic, and her depressions that led her to attempt suicide countless times What is brave to me about this book is its confessional tone She admits how she torment Patty Duke s sequel to her first memoir, Call me Anna is very brave I haven t read her first one but A Brilliant Madness is a great book for those who are looking to understand Bi polar disorder, also called Manic Depression Patty Duke describes her tumultuous childhood and early adulthood, her manias that bordered on the psychotic, and her depressions that led her to attempt suicide countless times What is brave to me about this book is its confessional tone She admits how she tormented her husbands and her children, and how much she loves them and feels blessed that they seem to have forgiven her and moved on with their lives She recognizes that her behavior has damaged some relationships irrevocably, but she also acknowledges that when she accepted her diagnoses and got help it changed her life She gently pushes drugs particularly Lithium, this book was written 20 years ago so it lacks modern day scientific development on those who suffer, sharing her experience of recovery and using her improved, happy life as an example of why drugs and therapy are necessary for those with a chemical imbalance She also acknowledges that not everyone is as lucky as her and are helped with treatment, but most Bi polar people are helped to some degree or another It seems like Duke s message is to not be ashamed of having a mental disorder, but to do something about it To seek help so you can live a healthy life too, after all, we only have one that we know about for sure The parallel story in this book is by Gloria Hochman, an advocate for mental illness and she painstakingly describes the symptoms of all the different types of Bi polar, of all the available treatments in 1992, when the book was published, of anecdotes that correspond with Patty Duke s experiences, how the disease is hereditary and the not yet successful search for the Bi polar gene s This scientific aspect to Duke s memoir gives a solid foundation to what Duke is talking about and those who are mentally ill or live with and or love a mentally ill person will know the truth of Patty Duke s and Gloria Hochman s words

  3. says:

    Having laughed my way through Carrie Fisher s battles with manic depression and other issues , I decided to stay on the mentally ill celebrity roll with a book by another figure embedded in the memories of those of us of a certain age Patty Duke This book interleafs the actress s own story with medical explanations of bipolar by a medical writer Although the material is somewhat dated the book was written in the late 80s when lithium was still the only real medication choice for manic depr Having laughed my way through Carrie Fisher s battles with manic depression and other issues , I decided to stay on the mentally ill celebrity roll with a book by another figure embedded in the memories of those of us of a certain age Patty Duke This book interleafs the actress s own story with medical explanations of bipolar by a medical writer Although the material is somewhat dated the book was written in the late 80s when lithium was still the only real medication choice for manic depression , Patty Duke s story is gripping, and the medical material is illuminating What struck me most about the book was the absolute authenticity of Duke s writing She seems to write effortlessly Call Me Anna, which became a TV movie, was also hers the effect is of a candid chat with an intimate friend Of most interest to those with a loved one with manic depression, an interest in Patty Duke, or curiosity about the co occurrence of creativity and mental illness, the book is a dramatic tour of the troubled mind

  4. says:

    After reading her first book I had to read this one I found it to be just as well written as the first and enjoyed it very much

  5. says:

    I read this book years ago when it first came out I just finished reading it again.I liked the unique way it was written Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman a medical reporter took turns in chapters discussing Manic Depression Gloria writes chapters explaining manic depression, the medicines that could be used to help She uses many individual cases from those who have the illness I liked the personal cases that was shared The other chapter were from Patty Duke herself I was very impressed with h I read this book years ago when it first came out I just finished reading it again.I liked the unique way it was written Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman a medical reporter took turns in chapters discussing Manic Depression Gloria writes chapters explaining manic depression, the medicines that could be used to help She uses many individual cases from those who have the illness I liked the personal cases that was shared The other chapter were from Patty Duke herself I was very impressed with her no holds honesty writing about her own experience over the years with manic depression she was diagnosed in 1982 and writes about all those years before she was diagnosed, her outbursts, temper tantrums, manic behavior and how it affected her family along with the depression side where she locked herself away and her many suicide attempts she also writes about being diagnosed and the little beige pill called lithium that saved her life I think this was a well written book by both the authors I know that for years Patty Duke has traveled the USA talking about her experiences with mental illness So sad to read she died over a month ago I wanted to re read this impressive book i would give this a 4.5

  6. says:

    If you think you have bipolar, or think you know someone who does, or you want someone to be convinced they have ityou MUST read this It is real and doesn t sugar coat the realities of this horrible, yet totally treatable disorder Patty Duke writes this with absolute conviction and with the purity of the truth, not matter how difficult it is to read about, she makes no apologies for her life and it is all right here Just read it You will gain tremendous respect for these brave souls tha If you think you have bipolar, or think you know someone who does, or you want someone to be convinced they have ityou MUST read this It is real and doesn t sugar coat the realities of this horrible, yet totally treatable disorder Patty Duke writes this with absolute conviction and with the purity of the truth, not matter how difficult it is to read about, she makes no apologies for her life and it is all right here Just read it You will gain tremendous respect for these brave souls that face this disorder every day They are to be saluted for going through a personal hell that nobody else but them really understands

  7. says:

    I put this under discovery self help because it is about Patty Duke s bipolar disorder and she writes of her experience since being Helen in The Miracle Worker all the way up to her diagnosis It is a great read, but also clues you into the signs and symptoms of this horrible mind stealing disease that too many people needlessly suffer from without help or medication because of their own shame and embarassment to get help.

  8. says:

    Duke is open and brutally honest in her account of her illness I only gave it 3 stars because I don t like books written by actors, they are not writers and it usually ends up being overly dramatized I would still recommend the book.

  9. says:

    This is an amazing book Patty Duke is also a brilliant actress, and I think, personally, her illness is an asset to her acting

  10. says:

    A brilliant madness, a brilliant book on the experience of that madness A classic must read about experiencing bipolar disease, including historical perspective from before it became a diagnosis, which was for decades diagnosed as depression If you have had or know someone with BPD or not , a should read Promotes understanding, and attempts to combat the stigma of mental illness which should have an ism, i.e I know there isprejudice, misunderstanding, media alternative truths, A brilliant madness, a brilliant book on the experience of that madness A classic must read about experiencing bipolar disease, including historical perspective from before it became a diagnosis, which was for decades diagnosed as depression If you have had or know someone with BPD or not , a should read Promotes understanding, and attempts to combat the stigma of mental illness which should have an ism, i.e I know there isprejudice, misunderstanding, media alternative truths, and other characteristics everyone tends to mental I ll people that have no truth, value, and promoting the outlandish stigma that still exists after centuries of exactly what mental illness is Like other medical diseases disorders, it is based in physiology, not religion, or the devil s intrusion and other ignorant meanderings the truth is, it is a neurological disorder brain chemistry with behavioral side effects Period No influence on intelligence, social or thought processing abilities I have found that everything I do or say is filtered through my diagnosispeople don t listen to what you have to say, or your actions all are passed off as crazy Truth is, I have several college straight A s degrees, had worked at the same company for over 20 years, with excellent evaluations, including a pension I have learned skills so that medication is no longer necessary.REMEMBER THIS I AM NOT bipolar I HAVE bipolar disorder Bipolar does not define me I have hundreds of characteristics and experiences, bipolar is not even close to the top of that list Thank you for listening Appreciators

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