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Virginia Woolf was born in 1882. Her adolescence was a sad period because it was characterised by some mourning: the death of her mother in 1895 affected her deeply and brought about her first nervous breakdown. She also had another crisis when her father died, in fact she tried to commit suicide throwing herself out of a window. In those years, her bipolar disorder was part of the mysterious category of neurasthenia that was cured with overfeeding and rest: the patient was isolated from any intellectual and social stimulation and she was obligated only to eat and sleep. In 1912 Virginia married Leonard Woolf and, a year later, she attended suicide, again, by taking drugs. Virginia committed suicide by drowning in 1941.