Living With Someone Who's Living With Bipolar Disorder : A Practical Guide for Family, Friends, and Coworkers Paperback / softback
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 livesThis important book contains real-life illustrative examples and a wealth of helpful strategies and coping mechanisms that can be put into action immediately.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/01/2010
- Category: Coping with illness
- ISBN: 9780470475669