Bipolar Disorder and Promises to Theresa

Posted March 9, 2019 2:54 am by Birgit Jones

Bipolar Disorder and Promises to Theresa

A teen diagnosis of bipolar creates quite a volatile ‘coming of age’. When young Theresa, the main character in the novel Promises to Theresa by Marianne Komek, exhibits the first symptoms of bipolar, she dismisses them as simply the result of too many responsibilities. After she discovers this condition also caused her mother’s erratic behavior throughout her childhood, the young girl denies her own diagnosis completely. However, excuse after excuse fails to explain her outbursts and social angst. The reader is lead on a quite convincing roller-coaster ride of actions and reactions, common for the untreated bipolar patient. Faith, family, and

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