a psychiatrist with thirty-three years in private practice and clinical research, I have treated in excess of one thousand
patients with Bipolar Disorder (formerly Manic Depressive Illness). My patients and their families have frequently asked for
a book to help them understand Bipolar Disorder. In assessing their response to the several notable good published books,
I have, unfortunately, not been able to obtain a patient consensus on a favorite book to recommend. Fly Me to the Moon: Bipolar Journey through Mania and Depression is my offering to fill that
need. There are three million
persons in the U.S. alone who have the bipolar gene. Millions more including their family members, friends, close associates
or co-workers also need to understand the illness.
Treating patients with Bipolar
Disorder has been a passion of mine throughout my thirty-three years in psychiatry. It is tremendously gratifying to be part
of a patient’s conquest of a raging destructive beast within. It is rewards such as this that keep doctors in the
practice of medicine despite expanding hardships and difficulties.
untrained and placed on a wild stallion and forced to ride it until it is tamed. The beast of Bipolar Disorder has stallion-like
power, stubbornness and endurance. Without appropriate help one could be exhausted, maimed or dead before the beast is subdued.
The same dangers are present in a person with Bipolar Disorder.
options have dramatically improved, and many lives are now saved and afforded the opportunity to live and enjoy reasonably
Eileen is a remarkable character who carries the bipolar story phenomenally
well. She interacts with the powerful and influential effortlessly. With the less fortunate she displays equal warmth
Eileen’s co-characters are a host of real people interacting
with fictional characters to weave a novel of interest, intrigue, suspense, and romance in which she faces life and death
struggles, deceit, corporate greed, and bias. Eileen’s Bipolar symptomatology characteristically promotes vicissitudes
which a professional woman with mental illness might expect.
provides the reader with an enjoyable novel while providing substantial understanding of Bipolar Disorder and the day-to-day
struggles of patients with Bipolar Disorder and their families.
Fly Me to the Moon: Bipolar Journey through Mania and Depression is written in a manner to bridge the gap between the patient, public
and the professional. Continuing education credits are available to professionals who satisfactorily complete a post test.
Writing this book has been a joy. I trust it will help demystify and destigmatize the organic mental illnesses.
H.E. Logue, M.D.