Surviving Bipolar's Fatal Grip: The Journey to Hell and Back

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Despite medical advances, bipolar disorder continues to plague the world with one of the most challenging and disabling conditions, often with significant misconceptions. Detection, treatment and recovery are possible but the journey is tough and many feel they face it alone. Affecting millions of people worldwide, bipolar disorder causes a person to experience the wildest of euphoria’s and the deepest of depressions, sometimes even simultaneously. This tragically leads to a 20% suicide rate, a statistic that ...

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Overview

Despite medical advances, bipolar disorder continues to plague the world with one of the most challenging and disabling conditions, often with significant misconceptions. Detection, treatment and recovery are possible but the journey is tough and many feel they face it alone. Affecting millions of people worldwide, bipolar disorder causes a person to experience the wildest of euphoria’s and the deepest of depressions, sometimes even simultaneously. This tragically leads to a 20% suicide rate, a statistic that David and Diane Mariant are desperately working at lowering. This book offers its readers a powerful account and leaves them with a vivid appreciation of the world of a person suffering with bipolar disorder. This compelling and intriguing combination of personal narrative and cutting-edge research is a unique approach that offers the reader new understandings while de-stigmatizing the disorder and breaking down psychological barriers. It will be of significant value to bipolar sufferers and their loved ones.

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“An inspiring and helpful account of the nature of bipolar affective illness and how to survive it. Especially riveting are the juxtaposed experiences of Mr. Mariant and his wife. While taking pains to avoid interfering with professional treatments, they empower patients and their families to take charge of the illness and make active choices to cope with and even grow.”

Jonathan Russ, M.D. Stanford University School of Medicine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977685905
  • Publisher: Mariant Enterprises Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David and Diane Mariant and their family are part of the escalating statistics - 6 million Americans are affected by bipolar disorder. Of this number, studies show 1.2 million people will commit suicide. They have survived and now have a passion to get new medical information and coping strategies into the hands of those with this difficult disorder and their families who also suffer. Their website www.survivingbipolar.com gives valuable and extensive information for patients and their families. They speak frequently to groups about this escalating, difficult disorder.

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