The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Third Edition: What You and Your Family Need to Know by David J. Miklowitz
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge--but it doesn't have to rule your life. Find the science-based information you need in the revised third edition of this indispensable guide. Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz shares proven strategies for managing your illness or supporting a loved one with the disorder. Learn specific steps to cope with mood episodes, reduce recurrences, avoid misdiagnosis, get the most out of treatment, resolve family conflicts, and make lifestyle changes to stay well. Updated throughout, the third edition has a new chapter on kids and teens; the latest facts on medications and therapy, including important advances in personalized care; and expanded coverage of the bipolar II subtype. It features boxes on complementary and alternative treatments and provides downloadable practical tools.
Living With Someone Who's Living With Bipolar Disorder: A Practical Guide for Family, Friends, and Coworkers by Chelsea Lowe
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.
BIPOLAR WELLNESS: How to Recover from Bipolar Illness: An Entertaining Memoir with Simple Action Strategies for Every Stage of Recovery by Michael Rose MA
Publisher: Bipolar Wellness Press
"BIPOLAR WELLNESS" is a breakthrough book giving the keys to recovery from Bipolar Disorder. Twenty action steps are fully explained, including a newly researched nutritional supplement that can decrease a person's need for medication. Engaging as a memoir, inspiring as a self-help book. A must-have book for families and patients.
Mad Like Me: Travels in Bipolar Country by Merryl Hammond
Publisher: Consultancy for Alternative Education (CAE Canada)
A wild gallop through a health professional's battles with bipolar disorder. Vividly demystifies bipolar, humanizes those affected, and shares how to reclaim mental stability. Recovery is possible! An essential resource for patients, families, and health professionals. Hammond's mission is to fight the stigma against mental illness. 20 images.
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