Years later, Willa Goodfellow revisits her account of the antidepressant-induced hypomania that hijacked her Costa Rican vacation and tells the rest of the story: her missed diagnosis of Bipolar 2, how she’d been given the wrong medications, and finally, her process of recovery.
Prozac Monologues is a book within a book—part memoir of misdiagnosis and part self-help guide about life on the bipolar spectrum. Through edgy and comedic essays, Goodfellow offers information about a mood disorder frequently mistaken for major depression as well as resources for recovery and further study. Plus, Costa Rica.
· If your depression keeps coming back . . .
· If your antidepressant side effects are dreadful . . .
· If you are curious about the bipolar spectrum . . .
· If you want ideas for recovery from mental illness . . .
· If you care for somebody who might have more than depression . . .
. . . This book is for you.
|Publisher:||She Writes Press|
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About the Author
Table of Contents
The Point 1
Prozac Monologues: Bizarre: In which I decide to write a book 9
Sunday, January 23, 2005
A Voice From the Edge: Flight 17
Prozac Monologues: No Sense of Humor: In which my doctor does not smile 21
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
A Voice from the Edge: Squirrel! 29
Prozac Monologues: The Look: In which she saves my life anyway 31
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
A Voice from the Edge: Pressure 41
Prozac Monologues: Leaping Lizards: In tribute to John Steinbeck's turtle 43
Thursday, January 27, 2005
A Voice from the Edge: Jump! 53
A Voice From the Edge: Making the call 57
Prozac Monologues: The Fourth Step: In which I turn around 65
Friday, January 28, 2005
A Voice from the Edge: Three 77
Prozac Monologues: Slack: In which I give myself room to maneuver 81
Sunday, January 30, 2005
A Voice from the Edge: Chemistry Experiment 89
Prozac Monologues: Metaphor: My search for meaning and how the pharmaceutical companies try to help 91
Prozac Monologues: Limp: On top of everything else, my hip hurts 103
Thursday, February 10, 2005
A Voice from the Edge: Balancing Act-The Science Chapter 115
A Voice from the Edge: Wait, wait! There's More 127
Prozac Monologues: Shedding: In which I consider my options 131
Saturday, February 12, 2005
Prozac Monologues: Pura Vida: In which I choose life 141
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
A Voice from the Edge: Recovery 149
A Voice from the Edge: Keep Going-Resources 165
About the Author 203