Living with Someone Who's Living with Bipolar Disorder: A Practical Guide for Family, Friends, and Coworkers
An essential resource for anyone who has a close relationship with a person who is bipolar This book provides a much-needed resource for family and friends of the more than 5 million American adults suffering from bipolar disorder. From psychotic behavior that requires medication to milder mood swings with disturbing ups and down, this book offers a warm and often humorous user-friend guide for coping with bipolar loved ones, colleagues, and friends. The book includes Guidance for identifying bipolar disorder symptoms and how to get the diagnosis confirmed Strategies for dealing with rants, attacks, blame, depression, mania and other behaviors Crucial information on medication and its effectiveness and potential side-effects Techniques for dealing with attempts to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol How many people with bipolar disorders can care for themselves, get help, feel supported and go on with their own lives This important book contains real-life illustrative examples and a wealth of helpful strategies and coping mechanisms that can be put into action immediately.
From the Back Cover Living with Someone Who's Living with Bipolar Disorder If you love someone who has bipolar disorder, this warm, sometimes humorous, user-friendly book will give you the information you need to deal with changing moods, turbulent ups and downs, depression, mania, and other behaviors that are disturbing. Designed as a hands-on guide and written in everyday, nontechnical language, the book offers practical answers to the most commonly asked questions about bipolar disorder. A spellbinding look. For those touched personally by this long misunderstood disorder--a must-read that could change your life.--Patricia Cornwell, best-selling mystery author With this book, Dr. Cohen and Chelsea Lowe will bring palpable comfort to those whose lives have been affected by bipolar disorders.--Glenn Close, award-winning actress and advocate This is a much-needed book. Although common, bipolar disorder remains widely misunderstood. Chelsea Lowe and Bruce Cohen have written a highly accessible book full of accurate and useful information.--Steven E. Hyman, provost, Harvard University; former director, National Institute of Mental Health