Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Physician with Bipolar Disorder Publishes Book About His Mental Illness

New Mexico Doctor and Author Announces His Book of Letters as a Doctor Suffering from Bipolar Disorder

Author, Benjamin Diven, M.D. is pleased to announce his book, Closing the Chasm: Letters from a Bipolar Physician to His Son. Closing the Chasm is a collection of letters written to Dr. Diven’s eldest son, Matt, that each portray an event or events or a discussion of events.

Las Cruces, NM, February 01, 2012 --( What would it be like to be a physician with a major mental illness? Having all the challenges of medical practice complicated by moods that swung from high to low and back again. What if they were also struggling to be a husband and a father?

In this engaging and at times intimate look into life with bipolar disorder Dr. Diven offers insights into symptoms and problems living with this mental illness.

There are discussions of family life and near suicide, medications and therapy, and complications and successes. Sometimes comical and often serious vignettes of common experiences with other bipolar patients are explored or explained. Written in the form of letters to his eldest child the story is warmly personal while adding a professional's insight.

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