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Haldol and hyacinths : a bipolar life, Melody Moezzi

Label
Haldol and hyacinths : a bipolar life
Title
Haldol and hyacinths
Title remainder
a bipolar life
Statement of responsibility
Melody Moezzi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "With candor and humor, a manic-depressive Iranian-American Muslim woman chronicles her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity. Melody Moezzi was born to Persian parents at the height of the Islamic Revolution and raised amid a vibrant, loving, and gossipy Iranian diaspora in the American heartland. When at eighteen, she began battling a severe physical illness, her community stepped up, filling her hospital rooms with roses, lilies, and hyacinths. But when she attempted suicide and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, there were no flowers. Despite several stays in psychiatric hospitals, bombarded with tranquilizers, mood-stabilizers, and antipsychotics, she was encouraged to keep her illness a secret-by both her family and an increasingly callous and indifferent medical establishment. Refusing to be ashamed, Moezzi became an outspoken advocate, determined to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness and reclaim her life along the way. Both an irreverent memoir and a rousing call to action, Haldol and Hyacinths is the moving story of a woman who refused to become torn across cultural and social lines. Moezzi reports from the front lines of the no-man's land between sickness and sanity, and the Midwest and the Middle East. A powerful, funny, and poignant narrative told through a unique and fascinating cultural lens, Haldol and Hyacinths is a tribute to the healing power of hope, humor, and acceptance"--
  • "Iranian-American activist Melody Moezzi speaks out on behalf of the mentally ill with a bracingly funny and poignant tale of her own suicide attempt, bipolar disorder diagnosis, and reclamation of her life"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moezzi, Melody
Dewey number
616.89/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC516
LC item number
.M62 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moezzi, Melody
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Iranian Americans
  • Psychiatry, Transcultural
Label
Haldol and hyacinths : a bipolar life, Melody Moezzi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781583334683
Lccn
2013008224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2013008224
  • 1308724
Label
Haldol and hyacinths : a bipolar life, Melody Moezzi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781583334683
Lccn
2013008224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2013008224
  • 1308724

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