Crippled by Fear: My Struggle to Overcome a Life of Disorders

Crippled by Fear: My Struggle to Overcome a Life of Disorders

by Bita Karamzadeh


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Crippled By Fear: My Struggle to Overcome a Life of Disorders, by Bita Karamzadeh, chronicles her childhood and adolescence with severe anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and an eating disorder that almost took her life.

At once heartfelt and humorous, Bita’s debut memoir brings a tender humanness to these clinical disorders while also portraying the frustrating ambiguity of mental illness, which is not always so easily contained within a single diagnosis or linear narrative of illness and recovery. Readers follow her as she stumbles toward adulthood, from a tense and lonely childhood in Houston, to a destructive adolescence in and out of eating disorder treatment centers, and, finally, to a fragile yet hopeful recovery as a young woman in Southern California.

"Since knowing Bita at a time in her life when she was on her healing journey, I can truly say that this is a remarkable woman and a no less remarkable story of resilience and recovery. This book is a testament to the human spirit. Seeing Bita become the wonderful, spirited warrior for herself and then crafting her manuscript in order to inspire others has been a gift.” — Carolyn Costin, MA, MED, MFT, Director of the Carolyn Costin Institute, Author of 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948796545
Publisher: Epigraph Publishing
Publication date: 02/11/2019
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Bita Karamzadeh received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Loyola Marymount University, followed by a master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California. With the desire to help others who have suffered from disorders like she did, Bita has worked as an Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) coach in a rehabilitation center for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Crippled By Fear is her first book.

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