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Girl, Interrupted

Type: Memoir

Author: Susanna Kaysen
Publication Date: 1993 
Country: United States 
Pages: 168

Kaysen is an 18-year-old student who is admitted to McLean Hospital after an attempted suicide and is diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. Her memoir follows the 18 months she spends at the facility with other patients who become her friends and she also criticises the medical methods used to treat mental conditions. Her experience gives a glimpse of hope that it is possible to overcome mental illnesses. 

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