Facing Bipolar

Facing Bipolar

The Young Adult's Guide to Dealing With Bipolar Disorder

Book - 2010
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When you travel to a new city, it helps to have a map close at hand. On the first day of school, you need to have your schedule of classes. And if you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or suspect you may have it, then it's even more important to have a guidebook within reach.

Facing Bipolar will help you navigate the world of medications, therapists, and the up-and-down mood cycles common to the disorder. It clearly explains what bipolar disorder is and provides sound guidance for developing the necessary coping skills to manage its impact on your life.

In this book you'll discover:

How therapy and medications can help When and how to tell your friends, roommates, and teachers The four key factors that will bring more stability to your life How to develop a support network and access college resources Ways to overcome the challenges in accepting this illness
Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : New Harbinger Publications, c2010.
ISBN: 9781572246423
1572246421
Branch Call Number: 616.89500835 F293
Characteristics: viii, 160 p.
Additional Contributors: Thomson, J. Anderson

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cathypie
Aug 25, 2014

a friend gave me this, knowing of my recent diagnosis at age 33. i agree with the reviewer cspong that some of the messages are very negative, considering how many of us lead productive, happy lives.

kay redfield jamison is an example of someone who has found a management style that has allowed her to continue to practice as a high profile doctor. there are millions more, and painting that as unrealistic definitely does a disservice to the book.

on the other hand, i enjoyed the style of writing - despite a few groaners in the beginning trying to hip it up for the teenagers this book is aimed at, it was nice to read something not so formal or demanding.

this book has helped me, regardless, and i'm glad i found it. stay strong <3

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