Haldol and Hyacinths

Haldol and Hyacinths

A Bipolar Life

eBook - 2013
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-- Melody Moezzi was born to Persian parents at the height of the Islamic Revolution and raised amid a vibrant, loving, and gossipy Iranian diaspora in the American heartland. When at eighteen, she began battling a severe physical illness, her community stepped up, filling her hospital rooms with roses, lilies, and hyacinths. But when she attempted suicide and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, there were no flowers. Despite several stays in psychiatric hospitals, bombarded with tranquilizers, mood-stabilizers, and antipsychotics, she was encouraged to keep her illness a secret?by both her family and an increasingly callous and indifferent medical establishment. Refusing to be ashamed, Moezzi became an outspoken advocate, determined to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness and reclaim her life along the way. Both an irreverent memoir and a rousing call to action, Haldol and Hyacinths
Publisher: New York : Avery, A member of Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2013
ISBN: 9781101599938
1101599936
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult
Characteristics: data file
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Alternative Title: Haldol & hyacinths

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Cynthia_N Sep 19, 2014

Moezzi does a great job of sharing her journey with bipolar disorder. She had me laughing and on the verge of tears. I did think the book came across a little dry at times and it was a slow read but the brutal honesty made it worth it.

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