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When Madness Comes Home: Help and Hope for Families of the Mentally Ill
The acclaimed author of "When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends" knows mental illness firsthand. Her painful, personal experience has served as the genesis for this book, a groundbreaking exploration of the effects which mental illness wreaks on the family.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 12th 1998 by Hyperion
(first published May 1997)
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Already knew a lot of what it had to offer from other readings, but a good book for sure. Her project is to be commended - actually going out and talking to people who have a mentally ill family member, what a novel concept! I would definitely recommend this book for anyone with a mentally ill family member looking for validation of their experience and seeing how it compares to that of others.
The book is very informational and I did actually have an ephiphany while reading it. However, this is the second of her books that I have read and she tends to quote too many professionals for my taste. I found it difficult to pull the information out from all of the doctors' names and their long titles.