Out of My Mind: A Psychologist's Descent into Madness and Back

Category: Book
By (author): Camenietzki, Shalom
Series: The Regina Collection
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Scientists & Psychologists
  PSYCHOLOGY / General
  PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Bipolar Disorder
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Published: January 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50in x 4.25in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*On paper, psychologist Dr. Shalom Camenietzski seemed to have it all-a beautiful family, a thriving practice, and supportive friends and colleagues. But in reality, he lived a life of turmoil-obsessive daydreams of taking his life, flamboyant periods of mania, disturbing acts of violence against his wife and son, and various episodes of psychosis, one of which would see him speeding his car the wrong way up Toronto's Gardiner Expressway. Able to understand the clinical profile of his bipolar disorder, he was nonetheless powerless to stop it.
 
A fascinating account of a "mentally disordered healer," Out of My Mind reveals the strengths and fallibilities of traditional psychotherapies and shows how Dr. Camenietzki finally obtained a symptom-free life.
 
From The Publisher*A psychologist's account of his own experience with bipolar disorder.