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Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner
     

Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner

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by Julie A. Fast, John Preston, John D. Preston
 

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Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder is a first of its kind book—written specifically for the partner of a person with bipolar disorder. If you have a loved one with bipolar, you know how disruptive and straining this disorder can be to your relationship. You may experience feelings of fear, loss, and anxiety as well as a constant uncertainly about your loved

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Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder is a first of its kind book—written specifically for the partner of a person with bipolar disorder. If you have a loved one with bipolar, you know how disruptive and straining this disorder can be to your relationship. You may experience feelings of fear, loss, and anxiety as well as a constant uncertainly about your loved one’s ever-changing moods.

This book is designed to help you overcome the unique challenges of loving someone with bipolar disorder. With the supportive and helpful information, strategies, and real-life examples contained here, you’ll have all the tools you need to create a loving, healthy, and close relationship.

Find out how to:

  • Identify which coping approaches work and which do not
  • Recognize and transform a “bipolar conversation”
  • Use new strategies to help manage episodic crises
  • Survive the financial turbulence manic spending may cause
  • Deal with problematic sexual issues Increase closeness and stability in your relationship

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“I am truly impressed with this wonderful book. I will have it in my office and will recommend it to patients’ partners as a matter of course as they go through the journey with this illness.”
—Steven Juergens, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572243422
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Series:
The New Harbinger Loving Someone Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Julie A. Fast, freelance writer and Web master of juliefast.com, lives in the Pacific Northwest. She believes that with the right tools, bipolar disorder is a predictable and treatable illness.

John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP

is professor emeritus at Alliant International University in Sacramento, CA, and has also served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and the Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco. He has authored twenty books in the areas of psychotherapy, neurobiology, and psychopharmacology, and coauthored Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple and Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists. Preston is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has lectured internationally.

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Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had high hopes when reading this book. This book should have been re-titled, 'How to Tiptoe AROUND Someone with Bipolar'. I read this book twice. It does not teach or help someone understand bipolar or help them know what the illness truly does. Some of the tips in this book are good, but it really doesn't address the true ups and downs that someone with bipolar and the effect it has on their loved ones. I think if you want to learn to avoid bipolar, then pick up this book. If you want to truly understand bipolar, talk to your spouse, learn about bipolar, and pick another title.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it. I recommend any outsider who is getting close to 'close family, best friends...' or romantically interested in a Bipolar to read this book. After reading it, I actually decided that if they really think they are interested, they need to read it first. It gives a reality check on what will come and how to deal with it- both medicated and not. The depth on how to manage, prevent, re-gain control, and the reality of the damage that can result was great. I felt there was true insight for someone as to what comes with bipolar disorder- and the honest reality of whether or not they would be willing to attempt the needed effort. A+
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent to read. Most everything out there on bipolar disorder and what it is like dealing with those who suffer with BP is horrible and negative. This book is positive and loving. Definitely recommend it!
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mishkaMO More than 1 year ago
Very informative to a layman - written in an understandable, non-judgmental way; gives insight into the disorder; helpful in giving ways to deal with the onset of mania; very good explanation to the types of mania and symptoms associated with bipolar; what to expect and how to handle it. Gives you back your sanity.
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SUZYQ22 More than 1 year ago
I found this book about Bipolar Disorder to be very helpful. I have found it helpful to read as many books as possible about this disorder as my daughter has Bipolar 1. Another new book just released I found inspiring and has given me great hope is a new memoir called "I just want my daughter back - coming to terms with Bipolar 1? by BC Levinson that I found on Amazon.com . Seeing how others cope with bipolar disorder has made a big difference in our journey. It gives hope to those of us walking in these shoes. I actually found the new book through Twitter.com.. you can even chat with the author @BIPOLARSMOM2 . Very nice lady.. Hope this helps Sue