Family Doctor on Struggle to Stay Alive

Australian author Mary Brooks pens hopeful new memoir of her lifelong battle with Anorexia and Bipolar disorder.

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Brooks' goal is to, 'educate people on Anorexia Nervosa and Bipolar Disorder while also bringing hope and understanding for the sufferers and families these diseases have affected.'

Perth, Australia (PRWEB) August 25, 2014

Mary Brooks leads a very ironic lifestyle for decades. As a family doctor she would spend her days helping others become a healthier, happier version of themselves as she went home fighting her own personal struggle with Anorexia Nervosa and Bipolar Disorder.

In her new book, “ Mary Lives: A story of Anorexia Nervosa and Bipolar Disorder,” Brooks details her 50 years of dealing with these diseases and her joy in finally being able to live.

“Writing my life story has been cathartic,” Brooks said. “I wanted to acknowledge to myself the great progress I have made in recent years and share it with others.”

Growing up in the 1960s, Brooks and her family didn't know how to deal with an eating disorder. Although we are more aware now of these types of diseases, her goal is to, “educate people on Anorexia Nervosa and Bipolar Disorder while also bringing hope and understanding for the sufferers and families these diseases have affected.”

“My story covers over half a century, but it ends in happiness and hope,” Brooks said. “Miraculously I had two children in my 30s and they have been my reason for living and for getting better. I am living a fruitful, healthy, happy life now.”

Mary Lives: A Story of Anorexia Nervosa and Bipolar Disorder
By Mary Brooks
ISBN: 978-1-4931-3560-8
Available in softcover, hardcover and e-book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris online bookstores.

About the author
Mary Brooks became anorexic and depressed at the young age of 12. Although she has struggled with two debilitating diseases the majority of her life, she still managed to graduate from University of New South Wales and is now a general practitioner. She has two adult children and currently resides near Perth, Australia.

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