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Rachel Pruchno Message Board 1/1/2012
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Author Pruchno's Book Reviews

Surrounded By Madness: A Memoir of Mental Illness and Family Secrets
The book chronicles the author's experiences as the daughter of a mother and mother of an adopted daughter with severe mental illness. As a young teen, Rachel did not understand and was frightened by her mother's bouts of deep depression and whirlwind activity, the result of her mother's late onset manic-depression (now called bipolar disorder). Following her mother's suicide, Rachel became an accomplished research scientist in the field of mental illne...