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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 My Life as a Side Effect : Living with Depression
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'My Life as a Side Effect is a loose diary of Milissa's depression and the journey to conquering / managing it, through drugs (prescribed and social), therapy, self-harm, relationship breakdowns, paranoia, anxiety, suicide attempts, understanding (from herself and others), love and maturity. Along the journey Milissa displays anger, despair and quite a bit of humour. Best of all it has a happy ending.

Milissa is currently full time employed, medication- free and in a happy and lasting relationship. Her story takes place in NY, Sydney and Newcastle. My Life as a Side Effect includes interviews with people who suffer and struggle to manage depression. They range in age, manifestations of the illness, and techniques and uses of drugs, therapies and pure willpower to manage it. Some of the testimonies are shocking, some show pure grit and others are inspiring.

My Life as a Side Effect includes interviews with medical professionals and practitioners. SANE Australia and Mental Illness Education Australia (MIEA) contribute fact sheets, information, and strategies for dealing with depression and stress on a daily basis.' (Random House Australia)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 2004 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 1740510313

Works about this Work

In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 July - 1 August 2004; (p. 14)

— Review of A Foreign Affair : A Passionate Life in Four Languages Valerie Barnes , 2004 single work autobiography ; My Life as a Side Effect : Living with Depression Milissa Deitz , 2004 single work autobiography
Memoir Catherine Ford , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 July 2004; (p. 6)

— Review of My Life as a Side Effect : Living with Depression Milissa Deitz , 2004 single work autobiography
Memoir Catherine Ford , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 July 2004; (p. 6)

— Review of My Life as a Side Effect : Living with Depression Milissa Deitz , 2004 single work autobiography
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 July - 1 August 2004; (p. 14)

— Review of A Foreign Affair : A Passionate Life in Four Languages Valerie Barnes , 2004 single work autobiography ; My Life as a Side Effect : Living with Depression Milissa Deitz , 2004 single work autobiography
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  • New York (City), New York (State),
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    United States of America (USA),
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    Americas,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Newcastle, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,
  • ca. 1970-2004
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