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The Resource Irritable hearts : a PTSD love story, Mac McClelland

Irritable hearts : a PTSD love story, Mac McClelland

Label
Irritable hearts : a PTSD love story
Title
Irritable hearts
Title remainder
a PTSD love story
Statement of responsibility
Mac McClelland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2010, human rights reporter Mac McClelland left Haiti after covering the devastation of the earthquake. Back home, she finds herself imagining vivid scenes of violence and can't sleep or stop crying. It becomes clear that she is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, triggered by her trip and seemingly exacerbated by her experiences in the other charged places she'd reported from. The bewilderment about this sudden loss of self-control is magnified by her feelings for Nico, a French soldier she met in Haiti who despite their brief connection seems to have found a place in her confused heart. With inspiring fearlessness, McClelland sets out to repair her broken psyche. Investigating her own illness and the history of PTSD, she discovers she is not alone: traumatic events have sweeping influence. While we most often connect it to veterans, PTSD is more often caused by other manner of trauma, and can even be contagious--close proximity to those afflicted can trigger it in those around them. As McClelland confronts the realities of her disorder, she learns to open her heart to the love that seems to have found her at an inopportune moment. Vivid, suspenseful, and intimate, Irritable Hearts is an unforgettable exploration of vulnerability and resilience, control and acceptance, and a compelling story of survival that expands the definition of what trauma is and offers powerful hope for those who need to work through it"--
Summary
In 2010, human rights reporter Mac McClelland left Haiti after covering the devastation of the earthquake. Back home, she finds herself imagining vivid scenes of violence and can't sleep or stop crying. It becomes clear that she is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, triggered by her trip and seemingly exacerbated by her experiences in the other charged places she'd reported from. The bewilderment about this sudden loss of self-control is magnified by her feelings for Nico, a French soldier she met in Haiti who despite their brief connection seems to have found a place in her confused heart. While we most often connect it to veterans, PTSD is more often caused by other manner of trauma, and can even be contagious--close proximity to those afflicted can trigger it in those around them
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10403857
Cataloging source
DLC
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McClelland, Mac
Dewey number
  • 616.85/210092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McClelland, Mac
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Journalists
  • Earthquakes
  • Man-woman relationships
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Target audience
adult
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a PTSD love story
Label
Irritable hearts : a PTSD love story, Mac McClelland
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn889688480
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250052896
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)889688480
Label
Irritable hearts : a PTSD love story, Mac McClelland
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889688480
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250052896
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)889688480

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