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
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