Living with Bipolar: A Guide to Understanding and Managing the Disorder

Living with Bipolar: A Guide to Understanding and Managing the Disorder

Living with Bipolar: A Guide to Understanding and Managing the Disorder

Living with Bipolar: A Guide to Understanding and Managing the Disorder

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This book aims to provide practical information about managing bipolar disorder for people with bipolar disorder and those close to them—their partners, close relatives and friends. The idea of writing a book came from people with bipolar disorder in our treatment programs, who requested more information about their illness and its treatment. They wanted information that combined the latest research with practical, hands-on suggestions relevant to their daily lives. This information was requested not only for themselves, but also for the people important to them, to help them understand and find ways of dealing with bipolar disorder. The information we present here comes from current research findings, our clinical experience and from those people with bipolar disorder who have taught us so much about helpful strategies for living with their illness.

Bipolar disorder, previously referred to as manic depression, is about mood swings, but they are no ordinary mood swings. If you have bipolar disorder, you will know that rather than simply experiencing the usual ups and downs of everyday life, you can . . .

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