Haldol and Hyacinths by Melody Moezzi download in ePub, pdf, iPad
Moezzi's doctors placed her on a medication regimen to balance her moods, but simply controlling the disorder did not satisfy her. They all immediately acknowledged and respected the science. None of them has ever suggested that I could pray this away or that I was making it up or that I was possessed by demons or Smurfs or some other nonsense.
Moezzi uses a powerful narrative to illustrate that battling bipolar disorder means relying on others to overcome the struggle. Altho I really wanted to like this book. Still, it took them time to get over the stigma, as they consistently encouraged me to keep my illness a secret.
Even worse is the plight of patients in places such as Moezzi's homeland of Iran, where mental illness is simply ignored. Despite bipolar disorder being the sixth leading cause of disability in the world, there is not even a word for the disease in Farsi. When I sat still, they raced far too fast for me to connect, let alone tolerate.
My parents and my sister are pretty sharp too and happen to be physicians. It's something you do when someone is chasing you.
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