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High, Flat, Down And Back Up Again!
A Guide to Manic-Depressive Illness (Revised)
 

Alain Amzallag, M.Sc.

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Fondation littéraire Fleur de Lys,

Levis, 2013, 60 pages.

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

 

High, Flat, Down And Back Up Again!
A Guide to Manic-Depressive Illness (Revised), Alain Amzallag, M.Sc.
Fondation littéraire Fleur de Lys
 

 

Fifty five years of “mentally” flavored childhood, studies, profession and family life were permeated by the author’s courage and hope. This book depicts the author’s journey from Casablanca, McGill University (Montréal, Canada), Cornell University/Sloan-Kettering Institute, Rockefeller University (N.Y.C.), during which finding a “cure for cancer” was his driving force and obsession. In 1979, his Bipolar Affective Disorder flared up again; and this book provides Hope and Insight to persons afflicted with Bipolarity by displaying the struggle, the coping and the perception from within.

It is the ultimate intent and hope of the author that his work will be helpful to those wishing to heighten their awareness of this illness.

 

 

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High, Flat, Down And Back Up Again!
A Guide to Manic-Depressive Illness (Revised), Alain Amzallag, M.Sc.
Fondation littéraire Fleur de Lys

NOTE FROM A FRIEND
FOREWORD
OVERVIEW

CHAPTER I - AFFECTIVE DISORDERS : BIPOLAR AND DEPRESSION
CHAPTER II - MEDICATIONS
CHAPTER III - BIPOLARITY FROM WITHIN
CHAPTER IV - REHABILITATION
CHAPTER V - RELATIONSHIPS WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
CHAPTER VI - LIGHT, LUMINOSITY AND BIPOLARITY
CHAPTER VII - THE GENETICS OF BIPOLARITY
CHAPTER VIII - STIGMAS & TABOOS
PART II - MY JOURNEY
CHAPTER IX - MY FIRST 21 YEARS (1949-1970)
CHAPTER X - ADDICTION (1969 – 2013+)
CHAPTER XI - MUSIC (1966 – 2013+)
CHAPTER XII - N.Y.C. – LEADING TO MY FIRST ATTACK OF MANIA (1970-1974)
CHAPTER XIII - MRS. GLORIA THOMAS (1971 - 2008)
CHAPTER XIV - MY INCOMPLETE DOCTORATE (1970 - 1975/77)
CHAPTER XV - SPECIAL PSYCHIATRIC PROFESSIONALS (1973-2013+)
CHAPTER XVI - MY MARRIED LIFE AND BIPOLARITY (1980 – 2002)
CHAPTER XVII - CANADIAN LIFE TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1983 - 2000)
CHAPTER XVIII - MY FATHER (1919 – 2013+)
CHAPTER XIX - ODE TO MY MOM
CHAPTER XX - A FEW CLOSING REMARKS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
APPENDIX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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High, Flat, Down And Back Up Again!
A Guide to Manic-Depressive Illness (Revised), Alain Amzallag, M.Sc.
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NOTE FROM A FRIEND


Dear Alain,

I had the opportunity to read your book and I must say that I found it very emotional but also uplifting to read.

Your summary reflects what a strong person you are and it also demonstrates how critically important faith is in one’s life.

I believe your writing has also given me insight into my sibling’s thought patterns as well; who as you know also suffers from a mental disorder.

I have great respect for you as a person due to your perseverance and determination to make a contribution and share your experience with others.

Clearly your determination and character has come through in your children who are well-rounded, creative and charitable.

You have done a wonderful job showing your appreciation for those that have given you strong support through your life.

I have been enriched by knowing you as a friend and co-worker and your book will educate friends and family of those with M.D.I., as well as those diagnosed with it.

God Bless you and your family as you continue to search for and find the beauty in the world.



Roxane-October, 2004

 

 

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FOREWORD




Foreword to the book High, Flat, Down. And Back up Again. A Guide to Manic-Depressive Illness.

More than 4% of the population suffers from a bipolar disorder with mood swings from highs to severe depressions. The most severe form, Bipolar 1, is also known as manic-depression in which the highs of manic episodes are much more intense.

In the past, this illness was less understood and surrounded by many taboos and much prejudice. Fortunately in the last few years the understanding and treatment of this illness have greatly improved and many of the taboos have fallen thanks to the courageous work of many people who had publicly identified themselves as being manic-depressive or bipolar. In this book, Alain Amzallag continues in this tradition, and tells his story from the inside with warmth and humor. You will find both an informative and an inspiring tale full of hope for today and the future.

Much of world history has been influenced by bipolar people who had the courage and energy to change the world around them. After you read this book, join your local bipolar association and help to improve the understanding and the acceptance of this remarkable illness in your community.

After all, there are not many illnesses that can actually help people be even more successful in their life!


This Foreword was written by Brian Bexton, M.D., FRCPC – President of the Québec Psychiatric Association and Vice-president of REVIVRE (Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar).

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - BIOGRAPHY

 

Alain Amzallag, M.Sc.

 

Alain was born in Casablanca. He “purports” to be the “spiritual son” of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Kidding aside, in 1965 he moves to Montréal and his Scientific / Medical studies take him from McGill University through Cornell University Medical College / Sloan-Kettering Institute to Rockefeller University in N.Y.C. In 1974, Alain falls ill with an episode of Bipolar Affective Disorder and this book’s intent is to convey an understanding of Bipolarity, as well as a message of hope since Bipolarity can be managed to a satisfactory extent. Back in Montréal, Alain undertakes a brilliant eighteen year career as a Senior Sales Representative with Canadian Life Technologies Inc., and he is blessed with four talented and wonderful children.

 

 

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Alain Amzallag, M.Sc.

 

Bipolarité & Cancérologie

– Défis et espoirs

Alain Amzallag, M.Sc.

Essai, Fondation littéraire Fleur de Lys, Laval, 2009, 192 pages.

Traduit de l’anglais par Marc Amzallag, M.A.

 

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Anatomy of a vision – Systems Equilibrium Theory
as a General Theory of Cancer Management

Alain Amzallag, M.Sc.

Essay, Fondation littéraire Fleur de Lys, Laval, 2010, 88 pages.

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Pensées d’Avi Ben Mordékhaï

Alain Amzallag, M.Sc.

Essai, Fondation littéraire Fleur de Lys, Lévis, Québec, 2010,
114 pages, illustré.

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Réflexions

Alain Amzallag, M.Sc.

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Lévis, Québec, 2012, 134 pages.

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Reflections

Alain Amzallag, Ph.D.

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Lévis, Québec, Canada, 2012, 160 pages.

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High, Flat, Down And Back Up Again!
A Guide to Manic-Depressive Illness (Revised)

Alain Amzallag, Ph.D.

Essay, Fondation littéraire Fleur de Lys,
Lévis, Québec, Canada, 2013, 60 pages.

ISBN 978-2-89612-439-8

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SPIRIT OF SALES


Giving of Yourself without Expecting Returns

 

Alain Amzallag, Ph.D. (ABD),


Fondation littéraire Fleur de Lys,
Lévis, Québec, 2012, 31 pages.

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AUTRES LIVRES

 

Amzallag, Alain. A Study of Cell Surface Alloanti-gens by Immunofluorescence. Masters thesis presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, New York City, 1974.

High, Flat, Down And Back Up Again !

“A Guide to Manic-Depressive Illness”,

Author-House, Bloomington, IN 47403, USA, 2005.
 

The Art, The Sport and the Science of Salesmanship
“Giving of yourself without expecting returns”.

AuthorHouse, Bloomington, IN 47403, USA, 2006.

 

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario. Equilink, Amzallag, Alain. “Stigmas & Taboos.” Spring 2006, Toronto. (Reprinted in Association Bénévole Amitié Inc., Montréal. Friendship Link April 2008, Vol 14, No 1. Further reprinted in Mental Health Support Program, Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, Brainstorm Fall/Winter 2008/2009 issue #5, Montreal.)

 

 

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