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Pat Peoples has just checked out of a psychiatric hospital and is obsessed with exercise. He wants to focus on his recovery to save his marriage.

Peoples is the protagonist of The Silver Linings Playbooka touching and entertaining novel by Matthew Quick that captures the experience of someone living with a mental illness.

The book deals with important themes like t reatment, improvements and relapses, daily struggles and overcoming the past. The characters have goals, relationships and obstacles, just like everybody else. Other fiction and famous authors and mental illness books -- some of them true classics -- can help fight prejudice against mental illnesses and disorders. Myths, treatments and testimonies by several people who have depression are featured in this work, which received the National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in He crosses paths with Tiffany, a recently-widowed woman who persuades him to compete in a ballroom dancing contest with her, famous authors and mental illness.

In this memoir, British journalist Emma Forrest openly describes her experience with depression, eating disorders, self-destructive behavior and attempted suicide. After she ends an intense relationship and her psychiatrist unexpectedly dies, Forrest decides to face her problems on her own, famous authors and mental illness. Your Voice in My Head invites the reader to reflect on the relationship they have with themselves.

My Age of Anxiety: In this part-memoir, part-reportage, American journalist Scott Stossel bravely writes about his most acute episodes of anxiety, offering extensive information on the topic. This American literature classic, originally published inis one of most prominent books on depression. Famous authors and mental illness Plathbest known for her poetry, wrote her first and only novel under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas. Plath committed suicide when she was 30, a month after the book was published in the United Kingdom.

The Bell Jar became a seminal text in feminist and literary studies. William Heller, a year-old living with schizophrenia, escapes from a psychiatric hospital and ventures out into the underground labyrinth of the New York City subway system -- a metaphor for his own mind -- while his overprotective mother hires a policeman to find him. Author John Wray is considered to be one of the most promising young talents in contemporary American literature.

In one of his most famous books, the late British neurologist Oliver Sacks uses accessible language to explain the case histories of some of his patients, including P.

In this novel, the English famous authors and mental illness Virginia Woolf sensitively chronicles a day in the life of London housewife Clarissa Dalloway as she prepares to host a party, while also portraying the decisions and struggles of other characters. Through Septimus, famous authors and mental illness, a World War I veteran, the author questions the methods used to treat mental illnesses at the time.

Woolf, who had bipolar disorder and lived through episodes of deep depression, committed suicide when she was Critical of social standards, she made history as a literary, feminist and LGBT icon. Dalloway is considered to be one of her greatest works. Outraged by the human hypocrisy and the destructive effects of World War II, teenager Holden Caulfield daydreams about suicide and experiences sadness, nostalgia and frustration.

An immortal classic in American literature, the novel portrays how social problems and chaos affect sensitive minds. Combining fiction and nonfiction, Michael Cunningham elegantly describes a day in the life of three characters, exposing their relationships with depression and anxiety and the role that suicide plays in their lives.

Inthe housewife Mrs. The Hours won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in Journalist David Adameditor of the Nature magazine, shares his personal experience with obsessive-compulsive disorder and deconstructs prejudices in an attempt to understand it.

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Famous authors and mental illness

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