I sincerely hope that many will read and profit from your book. -- Dr. Mogens Schou Risskov, Denmark. The pioneer in the use of lithium therapy for manic-depressive illness. Honorary President of the International Society of Bipolar Disorders.
Well written and thoughtful. An interesting personal account of the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Carlson has done a very nice job of covering a difficult subject. -- Dr. Carrie Borchardt, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota
You have to publish your book. If more people would be familiar with how to treat young bipolar patients with small amounts of lithium, it would reduce the death rate enormously. -- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross M.D. Author of Death and Dying, Children and Death
About the Author
Trudy Carlson never intended to write this book. Her son Ben's death changed the direction of her life, and her writing. Schooled as a professional in behavioral disabilities, she taught university level courses in child psychology, adolescent psychology, developmental psychology, the psychology of the exceptional child, personality and mental hygiene, educational psychology, the psychology of individual differences, and seminar topics for advanced students. With these skills it was devastating when her son who suffered from bipolar illness, anxiety disorder and ADHD died by suicide.
Trudy soon turned her skills to developing a series of books that dealt with the difficulties of children and adults with bipolar illness, learning disabilities, ADHD, and anxiety disorder. She also published the highly respected Suicide Survivors Handbook.