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A Bipolar Life: Embracing Disorder

Summary: One in 17 people lives with a serious mental illness. But for many, mental illness remains a mystery.
Air Date: 8/16/14
Duration: 60
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Melody Moezzi, author
Melody Moezzi is an Iranian-­American Muslim activist, attorney, and award-­winning author. Moezzi's writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and The Guardian, among others. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, BBC, PRI and other media outlets. She is a UN Global Expert, blogs for the Huffington Post and Ms. Magazine, and writes as a featured columnist and blogger for bp Magazine. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, Matthew, and their cats, Keshmesh and Nazanin.
  • Book Title: Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life
A Bipolar Life: Embracing Disorder
One in 17 people lives with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder.

But for many, mental illness remains a mystery.

In her captivating new memoir, Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life, attorney and award-winning author Melody Moezzi, gives us a glimpse into what it's like to live with bipolar disorder -- her descent into madness, her fight against the fear and stigma of mental illness, and her struggle to reclaim and embrace her life.

Her passionate, funny and deeply honest account speaks to the healing power of hope, humor and love in the face of illness -- even when all seems lost.


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