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

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Published USA, 2010
This book provides a much-needed resource for family and friends of adults suffering from bipolar disorder. From psychotic behaviour that requires medication to milder mood swings with disturbing ups and downs, this book offers a warm and often humorous 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 behaviours
+  Crucial information on medication and its effectiveness and potential side-effects
+  Techniques for dealing with attempts to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol

Chelsea Lowe is a health writer in the USA. Bruce Cohen is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Paperback. 254 pages


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