Living with Bipolar: A practical guide for those with the disorder, their family and friends
Lesley Berk et al.
GROUP MEMBER REVIEW:
Living with bipolar is a practical and no-nonsense guide packed with comprehensive and useful information. It is a book that you can easily dip in and out of and is a great read for those who have recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It is also very useful for those with friends and family who want to find out more about the illness.
There are 21 chapters included in the 300 page book and it begins with explaining what bipolar disorder is and offers invaluable advice and guidance.
The book covers a wide range of topics, from managing triggers and catching symptoms early to helpful and practical ways to reduce relapses and suicide risk. There is also a specific chapter in Living with bipolar that focuses on how loved ones can support someone with bipolar.
Handy key bullet points are included at the end of each chapter, which are really useful if you want to find information quickly.
Living with bipolar also contains individual case studies, including looking at a person’s mood diary and a plan to prevent or reduce manic relapse.
This empathetic book offers gentle advice and provides hope.
“We see managing your bipolar disorder as part of the larger journey of living your live, and hope that this book provides you with ideas and inspiration along the way,” say the authors.
Living with bipolar certainly manages to achieve its goals.
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Copies in our library:
Bipolar Edinburgh maintains a small library of books, CDs and DVDs. To borrow from the library you need to have attended at least two group meetings and registered your contact information with the group facilitators. We normally allow people to borrow items for two months, but please bring them back earlier if possible.