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By Paul Raeburn

ISBN-10: 0307418790

ISBN-13: 9780307418791

[b]In the culture of Kay Redfield Jamison’s An Unquiet Mind, Acquainted with the Night is a robust memoir of 1 man’s fight to house the adolescent melancholy and bipolar disease of his son and his daughter.
Seven years in the past Paul Raeburn’s son, Alex, 11, was once admitted to a psychiatric clinic after leaving his fifth-grade lecture room in an inexplicable rage. He was once hospitalized thrice over the subsequent 3 years until eventually he used to be ultimately clinically determined via a psychiatrist as an individual showing a uncomplicated case of bipolar affliction. This ended a painful interval of misdiagnosis and irrelevant drug treatment. Then Raeburn’s more youthful daughter, Alicia, twelve, used to be clinically determined as struggling with melancholy after episodes of self-mutilation and suicidal suggestions. She too used to be many times admitted to psychiatric hospitals. All in this bad, painful time, Raeburn’s marriage used to be disintegrating, and he needed to ask what he and his spouse may have performed, unwittingly, to give a contribution to their children’s psychological affliction. And so, actually to save lots of his children’s lives, he used the entire assets on hand to him as a technology reporter and author to coach himself on their illnesses and some of the medications and treatments on hand to assist them go back from a land of internal torment.

In Paul Raeburn’s expert palms, this memoir of a relatives bothered with the discomfort of melancholy and mania turns into a cathartic tale that any reader can proportion, at the same time mom and dad unfortunate adequate to be in an identical place will locate it of immeasurable useful price of their personal struggles with the kid psychiatry institution.

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