By Laurie Fox
"I used to be born right into a mentally unwell relatives. My sister used to be the formally loopy one, yet quite we have been all nuts."
So starts off My Sister from the Black Lagoon, Laurie Fox's incandescent novel of starting to be up absurd. Lorna Person's story is wrested from the shadows forged through her sister, Lonnie, whose rages command the whole cognizance of her mom and dad. Their San Fernando Valley family is off-key and out of kilter, a spot the place Lonnie sees evil within the morning toast and runs into the Burbank hills to affix the animals that appear extra like her relations. Lorna, nevertheless, is an acutely delicate lady who can't relate to Barbie. "Could Barbie suppose sorrow? might Barbie comprehend what it's wish to be plump, lonely, Jewish?"
My Sister from the Black Lagoon is a wisecracked bell jar, a heartbreaking research of sane and loopy. Laurie Fox's pleasant voice is understanding but wide-eyed, lyrical, and witty.
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2005; Muzina et al. 2005). It has been suggested that the phenomenon of rapid cycling may in some cases be the result of prior use of anti-depressants, but data to settle this question is lacking (Kupka et al. 2003). As with bipolar disorder in general, the predominant symptoms for many patient remains depressive rather than manic or hypomanic (Calabrese et al. 2001). Unfortunately, rapid cycling remains difficult to treat, and does not seem to respond differentially to any particular medication (Muzina et al.
Such data indicate that substantial social impairments can be observed within bipolar disorder especially when comparison between diagnostic groups do not confound diagnostic differences with differences in symptom severity at time of testing. Romans and McPherson (1992) compared a group of 64 patients with bipolar disorder with a random community sample of 232 women. Social networks for both groups were assessed using the Interview Schedule for Social Interaction (Henderson et al. 1981) which indicates availability and adequacy of both intimate and more diffuse social interactions.
2001). Unfortunately, rapid cycling remains difficult to treat, and does not seem to respond differentially to any particular medication (Muzina et al. 2005). According to Aubry et al. (2007), ‘No treatment currently exists that clearly demonstrates a satisfying efficacy in the treatment of rapid cycling’ (p. 199). Long Term Prophylaxis It will come as no surprise to readers of this chapter that many uncertainties remain in the area of long-term maintenance treatment for bipolar disorder. Interestingly, lithium is often spoken of more favourably as a maintenance treatment than as a treatment for acute mania.
My Sister from the Black Lagoon: A Novel of My Life by Laurie Fox