The Dark Side Of Mania

The Dark Side Of Mania

4.0 1
by William Dunn
     
 

IS IT HYPER SEXUALITY OR SEX ADDICTION?

Since childhood I was extremely hyper active with erratic behavior. My mother was told by the family physician that "boys will be boys," and by the age of 17 I would mature and grow out of this. I was 44 when I was diagnosed with manic depression. From the age of 26 until 44 I attended twelve step groups for various

Overview

IS IT HYPER SEXUALITY OR SEX ADDICTION?

Since childhood I was extremely hyper active with erratic behavior. My mother was told by the family physician that "boys will be boys," and by the age of 17 I would mature and grow out of this. I was 44 when I was diagnosed with manic depression. From the age of 26 until 44 I attended twelve step groups for various addictions, therapists, religious practices, and the madness still continued. There are many variations to this disorder. One area of mania known as hyper sexuality puts you in a state of increased sexual desire. It can range from flirtations to acting out sexually with many. I've been on medications since the age of 44, have had many set backs, but thanks to medications and psychiatry have learned to be my own best advocate, and how to develop coping skills to live as a manic depressive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432730949
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
08/26/2008
Pages:
68
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Dark Side Of Mania 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ApexReviews More than 1 year ago
The Dark Side Of Mania introduces readers to the life of a manic depressive with a frankness that only someone who's been there could conjure up. This well-written account of the illness mixes anecdotal situations with the scientific evidence needed to lend it credulity. Author Bill Dunn uses dark language and heavy symbolism to account for the growth and manifestation of his illness, providing his life story in fits and starts typical of a memoir. He then combines this with partial tips and coping strategies for others in his situation; however, what sets this book apart is the heartbreaking account of Bill's wife and her take on his illness. Viewing the illness from the outside, from another's perspective, is striking. Dunn's account is highly recommended to any family or couple dealing with manic depression. Observing the illness and its effects will help anyone to understand the stresses it puts on a family, and paying attention to the tips and medications that worked for Bill and others like him may lend a helping hand to others in the same situation. Allena Tapia Apex Reviews