Because I Come from a Crazy Family – Personal Story of a Psychiatrist

Bestselling author Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. discusses his new book BECAUSE I COME FROM A CRAZY FAMILY (June 12, 2018, Bloomsbury Publishing) that tells the story of his troubled childhood and how he beat the odds to build a successful life and career.

Dr. Hallowell spent his childhood surrounded by dysfunction – his biological father has bipolar disorder, his mother was an alcoholic, and his stepfather was abusive. Dr. Hallowell himself suffered from ADD and dyslexia. These difficult factors surrounding him have strengthened his desire to become a psychiatrist to be able help his family. Dr. Hallowell wrote this book, Because I Come from a Crazy Family, to inspire others to destigmatize the “crazy” in their own families.

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. is also the author of another best selling book titled, “Driven to Distraction” and more than 20 books on attention deficit disorder and emotional well-being. He is a leading authority on ADHD, a world-renown speaker, the host of the podcast Distraction and the founder of the Hallowell Centers for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Boston, New York, San Francisco and Seattle.

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