Living With Someone Who's Living With Bipolar Disorder: A Practical Guide for Family, Friends, and Coworkers

Living With Someone Who's Living With Bipolar Disorder: A Practical Guide for Family, Friends, and Coworkers

by Chelsea Lowe, Bruce M. Cohen
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Overview

Living With Someone Who's Living With Bipolar Disorder: A Practical Guide for Family, Friends, and Coworkers by Chelsea Lowe, Bruce M. Cohen

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470550496
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/08/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 407,239
File size: 598 KB

About the Author

Chelsea Lowe is a health writer and essayist and the author of The Everything Health Guide to OCD. She has written feature articles and essays for NPR, Newsweek, Newsday, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and other publications.

Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD, is emeritus director of the Harvard University– affiliated McLean Hospital and the Robertson-Steele Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cohen is a national leader in the study and treatment of bipolar disorders.

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Living With Someone Who's Living With Bipolar Disorder 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The introduction talks about many scenarios regarding "living with someone who is Bipolar" (ie: spouse, child, friend, neightbor...). I am a parent of an adult child who is severely Bipolar. After the introduction, the books focusses on couples only. The scenarios cannot even compare to the life I live with my daughter. I am dissapointed... this book is only for couples and should state so.
ECCNJ More than 1 year ago
The low ratings suprised me. I've read most of the books listed as recommendations when you pull this book up. Compared to all of the others, this book is the most informative. This book was recommended by a therapist and its the wisest counsel she has given me. I love my bipolar person, boundaries and limits to behavior are essential in order to manage the disease. This book helps show a loving way for a partner or family member to do that.
Florida-Bob More than 1 year ago
This book provides an understanding of the difficulties and fears that individuals with Bipolar Disorder encounter on a daily basis. It is written in non-technical terms which are easy to understand and provide various examples of actual case studies. Subsequent to reading this book, I have a much clearer understanding and appreciation of those indiviuals who suffer from Bipolar Disorder.
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