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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2006

    Bipolar Handbook: Real-Life Questions with up-to-Date Answers

    I've read all the latest books and The Bipolar Handbook is best. It has all the medical information about what causes bipolar disorder, what medical alternatives are available and why they work or don't work. It covers whether you will pass on bipolar disorder to your children. It also covers psychotherapy and how to change your life to reduce your bipolar symptoms. Unlike the others, it covers stress-reduction techniques, meditation and alternative treatment as well. None of the other books do all this. The author of The Bipolar Handbook also takes the time to share techniques and strategies he's collected to make your personal life go well and how to get others to like and respect you. I like the tone, which is very warm and friendly. I bought copies for my friends and family so they can understand what being bipolar is all about and know how to relate to me better. Everyone I have shown this book to has liked it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2008

    Written in English!!!

    Finally - a book about a medical condition in language that I could actually understand! This whole book was written in conversation style, in easy flowing question & answer format. The nice thing: all of the questions posed were the questions I was asking, too! I felt like this book was written for me. Everything from medications, to effect on relationships, to symptoms of the diagnosis...this book covers it all 'and then some!'. This is a book that I want to buy for everybody I know who needs to understand the ins and outs of this illness. If there's any bood you're going to read - make it this one!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2006

    Bipolar Handbook: Real-Life Questions with up-to-Date Answers

    My girlfriend has bipolar disorder and she bought me The Bipolar Handbook. Finally I understand what she is going through. This book has saved our relationship and I really have some respect for her, now. I don't really care about all the medicines and medical stuff that I probably wouldn't understand, anyway. I just wanted somebody to explain what I needed to know to communicate with my bipolar girlfriend and not fight all the time. Now I know what I can do to support her and what I had better leave to her and her doctor. Now I know what to watch for to avoid upsetting her and I know how to recognize and head off an emergency about to happen. This is a big relief to me and to her, too. Thanks a lot for the Bipolar Handbook.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2006

    If you have bipolar or a friend/loved one who does read this book!

    I bought this book as a book my therapist recomended to me. It is a really good book at answering all your questions and explaining just what is going on when you have bipolar. It gives great advice on how to handle different situations you might encounter and its a very easy and quick read. It has really helped me out with techniques to help with stress and medical explainations as to what goes on. I highly recomend reading this book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2006

    I have found some hope

    I was wondering if my son had Bipolar Disorder so I read the Bipolar Handbook. Then I gave it to my son to read. Without any fights we both agreed he had it. I thought it would be disappointing but he is actually relieved that he is finally getting some help. By the way, he took Dr. Burgess advice to find the best doctor and we took the book to the first appointment so we would know what to say and ask him. Finally I feel like I have some hope.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    A Down to Earth Expert Speaks

    Wes Burgess' "Bipolar Handbook" contains no-nonsense information on dealing with bipolar disorder, your own or others. No fads or airy theories, just solid knowledge. Questions and answers gleaned from Dr. Burgess' patients and their loved ones. Highly recommended; I'd give it six stars if I could. CWH.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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