We Heard the Angels of Madness

Here is the story of emotional and dramatic power; here also is an invaluable guidebook through the medical mazes and challenges of surviving mental illness.

We Heard the Angels of Madness

When eighteen-year-old Mark returned home from his first semester at college, his family thought he was on drugs. In fact, he was suffering from manic depression, a devastating mental illness that affects millions of Americans and their loved ones. Diane Berger is Mark's mother and Lisa Berger is Diane's sister. Together they share both the intimate and inspiring story of how their family coped with Mark's illness and the valuable information they gathered about manic depression over the course of his treatment: up-to-date facts on drugs, doctors, therapy, insurance, and other resources. They reveal how to identify the symptoms of manic depression and avoid a false diagnosis, which treatments work and which don't -- as well as the emotional experience of a mother battling for the sanity and well-being of her child. Here is the story of emotional and dramatic power; here also is an invaluable guidebook through the medical mazes and challenges of surviving mental illness.

Run Run Run

Diane Berger and Lisa Berger, We Heard the Angels of Madness: A Family Guide to Coping with Manic Depression (New York: Quill/William Morrow, 1991), 55. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd Edition-Revised ...

Run Run Run

Intertwining the details of Abbie Hoffman's intense personal life with the movement politics of the sixties, seventies, and eighties, Dan Simon writes Abbie's story from the point of view of his younger brother Jack, creating a full and poignant portrait of one of the geniuses of the 1960s counterculture. From the creation of the Yippies! in 1967 and the tumult of the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests, to the humor and agony of the Chicago conspiracy trial, the scandal of Abbie's 1973 cocaine bust, and his six and a half years as a fugitive, to his reemergence as environmentalist "Barrie Freed' and his final struggle with manic-depressive illness, this biography offers a compelling examination of the contradictions that make Abbie Hoffman such a compelling figure. With the information and affection only a brother could bring to the complexities of Abbie's life, Hoffman and Simon portray Abbie's public persona alongside his private aspirations and fears, romances, and enduring family relationships.

Surviving Manic Depression

Diane Berger and Lisa Berger, We Heard the Angels of Madness: One Family's Struggle with Manic Depression (New York: William Morrow, 1991; paperback by HarperTrade, 1992), pp. 34, 38. 10. Kim T. Mueser, Carmen Walsh, Margaret Pfeiffer ...

Surviving Manic Depression

Surviving Manic Depression is the most authoritative book on this disorder, which affects more than two million people in the U.S. alone. Based on the latest research, it provides detailed coverage of every aspect of manic depression-from understanding its causes and treatments to choosing doctors and managing relapses-with guidance drawn from the latest scientific information. Drs. Torrey and Knable provide thorough, up-to-date coverage of all aspects of the disease, including a detailed description of symptoms (with many direct descriptions from patients themselves), risk factors, onset and cause, medications (including drugs still in the testing stage), psychotherapy, and rehabilitation, as well as information about how the disease affects children and adolescents. Here too are discussions of special problems related to manic depression, including alcohol and drug abuse, violent behavior, medication noncompliance, suicide, sex, AIDS, and confidentiality. Surviving Manic Depression also includes special features such as a listing of selected websites, books, videotapes, and other resources.

Riding the Windhorse

Vols I-III. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Trungpa, Chogyam. 1988. Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. ed. by Carolyn Rose Gimian. Boston: Shambhala Publications. ... We Heard the Angels of Madness. New York: Quil.

Riding the Windhorse

In this moving account of his struggles with manic-depressive disorder, distinguished philosopher Robert S. Corrington, creator of the school of ecstatic naturalism, presents a compelling argument for rethinking the nature of this malady. Corrington details the latest medical, psychological, and spiritual thinking about bipolar disease; a disorder characterized by extreme mood swings and that is responsible for many untimely deaths each year.

How Can I Help

We Heard the Angels of Madness: A Family Guide to Coping with Manic Depression. New York: Harper, 1992. Jamison, Kay Redfield. An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. Vonnegut, Mark.

How Can I Help

"A wise and compassionate book for those who suffer from mental illness and those who care for them."--Page 4 de la couverture.

We Heard the Angels of Madness

The mother of a young manic depressive recounts her struggle to cope with her son's illness and discusses the information she gathered about manic depression

We Heard the Angels of Madness

The mother of a young manic depressive recounts her struggle to cope with her son's illness and discusses the information she gathered about manic depression

Integrated Treatment for Dual Disorders

We Heard the Angels of Madness: A Family Guide to Coping with Manic Depression. New York: Morrow. Bockian, N. R. (2002). New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder. New York: Prima. Burns, D. D. (1999).

Integrated Treatment for Dual Disorders

This comprehensive clinical handbook provides virtually everything needed to plan, deliver, and evaluate effective treatment for persons with substance abuse problems and persistent mental illness. From authors at the forefront of the dual disorders field, the book is grounded in decades of influential research. Presented are clear guidelines for developing integrated treatment programs, performing state-of-the-art assessments, and implementing a wide range of individual, group, and family interventions. Also addressed are residential and other housing services, involuntary interventions, vocational rehabilitation, and psychopharmacology for dual disorders. Throughout, the emphasis is on workable ways to combine psychiatric and substance abuse services into a cohesive, unitary system of care. Designed in a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding for ease of photocopying, the volume contains all needed assessment forms, treatment planning materials, and client handouts, most with permission to reproduce.

Sunshine and Shadow

We Heard the Angels of Madness: One Eamily's Struggle with Manic Depression. New York: William Morrow, 1991 Childers, Erskine. The Riddle of the Sands. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1915 Custance, John. Wisdom, Madness and Folly: ...

Sunshine and Shadow

"Mahala became a victim of bipolar disorder in her fifties and uses her life experience, her writing ability and multitudes of notes from manic episodes to create this informational book." -- P. [4] of cover.

Helping Someone with Mental Illness

We Heard the Angels of Madness: A Family Guide to Coping with Manic Depression. Quill, 1992. Copeland, Mary Ellen. Living Without Depression and Manic Depression: A Workbook for Maintaining Mood Stability. Oakland, Calif.

Helping Someone with Mental Illness

The first thing you need to know is that life isn't over. "The good news," writes Mrs. Carter in Helping Someone with Mental Illness, "is that with proper diagnosis and treatment, the overwhelming majority of people with mental illness can now lead productive lives." Based on Mrs. Carter's twenty-five years of advocacy and the latest data from the Rosalynn Carter Symposia for Mental Illness, her book offers step-by-step information on what to do after the diagnosis: seeking the best treatment; evaluating health-care providers; managing workplace, financial, and legal matters. Mrs. Carter addresses the latest breakthroughs in understanding, research, and treatment of schizophrenia, depression, manic depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental disorders. She also discusses the emotional and psychological issues in caregiving for people with mental illness and offers concrete suggestions to help erase the prejudice and discrimination based on misinformation about mental illness. Her book is also a rich clearinghouse that guides readers to hundreds of specialized resources, including organizations, hot lines, newsletters, videos, books, websites, and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Angelica You Have Chosen Well

I am...well, we are all here to see the Child whom the angel spoke of.” “Angel? What is this madness you speak about? I have lived in Bethlehem my whole life and never in all my days have I heard of angels here?

Angelica  You Have Chosen Well

The life of a girl from Bethlehem, born the same night as Jesus, faces her final end when she is forced to decide either renounce Jesus and live or acknowledge Him and die. Angelica was arrested and imprisoned, by Saul of Tarsus, for preaching on the narrow streets of Jerusalem. While awaiting a horrible death of stoning, she decides to write her life's story which begins in Bethlehem. Her father an innkeeper met a young couple one night. He had no room in the inn. All he had to offer them was a stable.

A to Z Handbook of Child and Adolescent Issues

BIPOLAR IL DISORDER 77 at least one other type of mood pathology , the appropriate diagnosis would be bipolar I disorder , most recent episode manic . ... We heard the angels of madness : A family guide to coping with manic depression .

A to Z Handbook of Child and Adolescent Issues

A comprehensive reference for parents, school personnel and all who have regular contact with children, the "A-Z Handbook of Child and Adolescent Issues" contains hundreds of entries dealing with virtually every issue relevant to the psychology of young people. This user-friendly guide is designed specifically to provide detailed information and valuable guidance anyone can understand and benefit from.

An Enchanting Madness

I do not want to hurt you,” he uttered, his voice strained. “This does not hurt. ... She might have heard angels sing, or that could have been her own breathless moans cresting as each pulse of pleasure washed over her.

An Enchanting Madness

Lady Norah Macalister is perfection: beauty, charm, grace, elegance-- all a carefully constructed lie. No one would ever suspect her of anything scandalous, and no one is the wiser when a terrible secret threatens to destroy her. Major Trevor Hayward has unraveled after a decade at war with Napoleon—or so everyone believes. When his cousin is murdered Trevor finds himself the prime suspect. Placed under house arrest at the home of his oldest friend, Trevor doubts those investigating his cousin’s murder will see past his marred reputation. Refusing to accept her fate, Norah is determined to punish those who have wronged her. Her plan is ruthless, and she will see it through, even if she must manipulate those around her to avenge the wounds of her past. Norah is the most confounding woman Trevor has ever met, but he cannot deny, try as he might, that his best friend’s little sister is all grown up. When she is the only one who can prove his innocence, Trevor has little choice but to agree to her risky plot to destroy a mutual enemy. While Trevor and Norah collude and execute Norah’s plan, succumbing to the spark between them brings their secrets to light. Can they play with fire and not be burned? Or will the madness of their scheme be the downfall of them both?

Eliot s Dark Angel

unlike Wilde's encounter with the phantom of desire in " The Sphinx " ) , leads to a declaration of his elect experience , as though none other was worse : --I have seen the darkness creep along the wall I have heard my Madness chatter ...

Eliot s Dark Angel

Schuchard's critical study draws upon previously unpublished and uncollected materials in showing how Eliot's personal voice works through the sordid, the bawdy, the blasphemous, and the horrific to create a unique moral world and the only theory of moral criticism in English literature. The book also erodes conventional attitudes toward Eliot's intellectual and spiritual development, showing how early and consistently his classical and religious sensibility manifests itself in his poetry and criticism. The book examines his reading, his teaching, his bawdy poems, and his life-long attraction to music halls and other modes of popular culture to show the complex relation between intellectual biography and art.

The Red Son

... should it have had one, lunacy sprang eternal and incarnate—the Angel of Madness itself, Deleriael. ... I heard the awful memory of my mother's confession creeping closer to recollection, her once distant words growing like feral ...

The Red Son

A serial killer haunts a darkened land in a macabre contest of survival in book one of this horror fantasy trilogy. In 1999, the world is horribly altered by a mysterious, year-long phenomenon dubbed the Great Darkness. A serial killer known as the Family Man is drawn deep into this strange new landscape by the enigmatic Shepard of Wolves. As he receives clues to his fate through the powerful Red Dream, the Family Man goes searching for answers. A kill list contains the names of other monstrous killers, some even more infamous than the Family Man. They have been drawn into the Shepard's Game—the ultimate contest of death—and the prize is worth every drop of blood spilled in its name. But is this all a trap? Who is the Red Mother, and what does she want? Should the Family Man add the Shepard to his list? Striking the killers' names from his list one gruesome stroke at a time, the Family Man unravels the truth. But his own personal war against the waking world demands a heavy price—he must rouse the demons of his buried past.

The American Journal of Psychiatry

Berger D , Berger L : We Heard the Angels of Madness : One Family's Struggle With Manic Depression . New York , William Morrow , 1991 41. Berger L , Vuckovic A : Under Observation : Life Inside a Psychiatric Hospital .

The American Journal of Psychiatry


Credo of a Modern Kabbalist

This is also about the “echo”-am I being heard? The angels say to God, “T'na hodcha al ha-shamayim / Give your hod to heaven.”12 Please don't give the Torah to human beings. Why do you want to bother with human beings?

Credo of a Modern Kabbalist

Making Judaism relevant and crucially significant for this age requires a reformatting that increases its value to its adherents while working in conscious harmony with global and universal concerns.

Eliot s Dark Angel Intersections of Life and Art

unlike Wilde's encounter with the phantom of desire in "The Sphinx"), leads to a declaration of his elect experience, as though none other was worse: — I have seen the darkness creep along the wall I have heard my Madness chatter before ...

Eliot s Dark Angel   Intersections of Life and Art

Schuchard's critical study draws upon previously unpublished and uncollected materials in showing how Eliot's personal voice works through the sordid, the bawdy, the blasphemous, and the horrific to create a unique moral world and the only theory of moral criticism in English literature. The book also erodes conventional attitudes toward Eliot's intellectual and spiritual development, showing how early and consistently his classical and religious sensibility manifests itself in his poetry and criticism. The book examines his reading, his teaching, his bawdy poems, and his life-long attraction to music halls and other modes of popular culture to show the complex relation between intellectual biography and art.

The Monster Book

I'm something you can't conceive. ... MOST MONSTROUS MOMENT: The First attempted to drive Angel to madness so that he would murder Buffy. ... Absolute evil, older than man, than demons—very few have heard of it, fewer believe in it.

The Monster Book

An official guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer describes the mythology and influences behind the monsters, ghouls, and characters through interviews with the creators and details of the episodes.

Clowning Glory

They have an almost possessive quality about them and people can be quite taken over . ... Michaelmas madness I can't remember when I heard anything much about angels in church other than in Christmas carols . Our ideas about angels are ...

Clowning Glory

Designed for the youngest tot to the most elderly "totterer", this book contains tips and ideas for theory and practice, traditions and stunts in every aspect of clowning, from facepaints and feather dusters to water wigs and walks.