This fully revised and updated second edition of the bestselling Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder discusses all aspects of readers’ relationships with bipolar partners: work, money, sex, medications and their side effects, therapeutic treatments, and more.
For years Andy Behrman hid his raging mania behind a larger-than-life personality. A fascinating insight into the extremes of bipolar disorder. In the 80s/90s Andy describes how out of control his life got before being convicted and serving time in prison before having numerous bouts of ECT. He’s very active on twitter and can be followed at @electroboyusa
What could explain this explosion of bipolarity? Is it a legitimate diagnosis or the result of Big Pharma marketing? Exploring these questions, Darian Leader challenges the rise of ‘bipolar’ as a catch-all solution to complex problems, and argues that we need to rethink the highs and lows of mania and depression.
Patty Duke joins with medical reporter Gloria Hochman to shed light on this powerful, paradoxical, and destructive illness. From what it’s like to live with manic-depressive disorder to the latest findings on its most effective treatments, this compassionate and eloquent book provides profound insight into the challenge of mental illness.
Dr. Cynthia Last, a highly regarded therapist/researcher who also has bipolar disorder. Sharing stories and solutions from her own experience and the couples she has treated, Dr. Last offers heartfelt, practical guidance for getting through the out-of-control highs and the devastating lows–together. Learn how you can help your spouse come to terms with a bipolar diagnosis, get the most out of treatment, and reduce or prevent future mood episodes, while also taking care of yourself.
Marya Hornbacher tells the story of her ongoing battle with this most pervasive and devastating of mental illnesses; how, as she puts it, ‘it crept over me like a vine, sending out tentative shoots in my childhood, taking deeper root in my adolescence, growing stronger in my early adulthood, eventually covering my body and face until I was unrecognizable, trapped, immobilized’. She recounts the soaring highs and obliterating lows of her condition; the savage moodswings and impossible strains it placed on her relationships; the physical danger it has occasionally put her in; the endless cycle of illness and recovery.
Cheney describes her roller-coaster existence with shocking honesty, giving brilliant voice to the previously unarticulated madness she endured. Brave, electrifying, poignant, and disturbing, Manic does not simply explain bipolar disorder–it takes us into its grasp and does not let go.
Practical procedures to help families understand the nature of bipolar disorder, strengthen their communication skills, solve day-to-day problems, and reduce the risk and severity of relapse. The book incorporates state-of-the-art knowledge on the illness and its biological and psychosocial management. More than a dozen reproducible handouts are included.
Dr Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic depression (bipolar disorder) – and has experienced its terrors and cruel allure first-hand. While pursuing her career in medicine, she was affected by the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic lows that afflicted many of her patients. From her jubilant childhood to the disquiet that has dominated her adult life, she charts a journey through her own mind, and those of others.
Including numerous real-life case studies, a full list of support organisations and online resources, this book is designed to answer all your questions, from how to recognise the symptoms to how to explain to a child that their parent has been diagnosed.
Dr. Francis Mondimore’s pathbreaking guide has helped thousands of people and their loved ones cope with bipolar disorder. Now in its third edition, Bipolar Disorder has been thoroughly updated with new information about the causes of the disorder, tools for diagnosis, and advances in treatment.
Not strictly about Bipolar Disorder but this book has already helped more than 1,000,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems.
If you or someone you love is struggling with the frantic highs and crushing lows of this illness, there are still many hurdles to surmount at home, at work, and in daily life. Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step toward reclaiming your life from bipolar disorder. Up to date information and practical problem-solving advice you can count on.
The authors’ Life Goals Program has already helped hundreds of people with bipolar disorder understand how bipolar works and take charge of their lives. Overcoming Bipolar Disorder makes Life Goals Program techniques available to the public for the first time, giving you the tools you need to create an action plan for symptom management designed specifically for you. You’ll also discover how simple changes to your eating, exercise, and sleeping habits can improve your mood and keep symptoms at bay.
Bipolar expert Julie AS. Fast, who was diagnosed aged 31 and specialist John Preston, Psy.D. have developed an effective programme that helps readers promote stability, reduce the risk of suicide, increase workability and improve relationships. The book guides those with Bipolar Disorder and their loved one towards a comprehensive personal treatment plan.