This book was developed for
those who wanted an easy to pick up form of the first half of
the larger volume, The Suicide of My Son.
The book traces the origins
of Ben's bipolar depression, attention deficit disorder and symptoms
of anxiety from infancy to his demise at age 14.
The behavioral manifestations
of these conditions at various stages of his life are described.
Teacher evaluations, psychological
impression and other reflections on Ben's development are intermixed
with opinions from several noted child psychiatrists and researchers.
Readers become familiar with
Ben and his struggle in a highly personal way.
by Trudy Carlson