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Reviews Elsewhere – Out of the Madhouse

Spotted this review and thought this sounds like a pretty interesting look into depression and recovery.

Michael Maitland suffered from clinical depression, anxiety, and anorexia so severe that it landed him in the emergency room with a collapsed lung.

In his new book, Out Of The Madhouse: An Insider’s Guide To Managing Depression and Anxiety, which he co-wrote with his father, Michael takes us inside his journey – through journal entries – from suicidal to recovery.

That certainly would give readers a pretty good look into what depression can look like. I think many people might benefit from reading about Michael’s descent into depression as well as his journey to health. As Claire says about the book in her review:

Interspersing diary entries, poignant fatherly reflections, and practical, helpful tips, Out of the Madhouse is a unique look at the many facets of mental illness, the family it affects, and the often tumultuous road to recovery.

Have you read Out of the Madhouse? What are your thoughts?

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