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Am J Psychiatry 161:5, May 2004 809 Images in Psychiatry Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) V irginia Woolf was one of the 20th century’s most significant writers, one whose modernist innovations expanded the bound- aries of the novel. The author of Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, The Waves, and A Room of One’s Own, among many books, she was also a book reviewer and essayist, contributing regularly to The Times Literary Supplement and Cornhill . With her husband, Leonard Woolf, she founded the Hogarth Press, which introduced important new works of literature and published the 24-volume edition of Freud s writings in English translation. From the age of 13, Woolf had symptoms that today would be diagnosed as bipolar disorder; she experienced mood swings from severe depression to manic excitement and episodes of psy- chosis. In her own time, however, psychiatry had little to offer her, and at the age of 59, she committed suicide, walking into the River
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