A personal investigation about women's hormones and the link between this and mental health. HORMONAL will explore everything from contraception to PMS, in relation to anxiety, depression and taboos about hysteria and the hormonal woman.
HORMONAL will become the definitive book for any woman who has felt, at some point, as though they were sat at the blinking control panel for a machine they didn't quite know how to work.
Combining her own experiences with extensive research and expert contributions, Eleanor Morgan explores the relationship between the female body, the female mind and the ways in which women's bodies are being medicalised. This book will explore everything from contraception to PMS, in relation to anxiety, depression and taboos about hysteria and the hormonal woman.
An urgent page-turner . . . Reading Hormonal should be a rite of passage for every woman who wants to relearn her body and reclaim her self
Filled with wisdom and wit and brilliant insight, Eleanor Morgan covers everything from menstruation to menopause to the #MeToo movement, from PMS to PMDD to PTSD, from dietary supplements to dietary issues to hormonal replacement therapies
A powerful and beautifully written account of Morgan's experiences with anxiety and depression . . . courageous and compelling - Guardian on Anxiety for Beginners
This fusion of memoir and scientific investigation is very accessible . . . with a generous dollop of humanity - Irish Times on Anxiety for Beginners
Eleanor Morgan has written for the Guardian, the Observer, the Times, the Independent, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Vogue, VICE, McSweeney's, The British Psychological Society's Research Digest and others. Her first book, Anxiety for Beginners: A Personal Investigation was published by Bluebird (PanMacmillan) in 2016. Morgan subsequently completed a Masters in Psychology and is now training as a psychologist.