Alex Fischler sits at home

October 30, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Alex Fischler, a junior at MU, sits at his computer in his home in Columbia. Fischler's first book, "In Need of Love: Anxiety, Depression, and My Personal Battle for Life with Meaning," was published in August. The nonfiction book is a memoir that recounts his personal battle through depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder after enduring abuse from his mother.

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