Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner

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Published USA, 2012 (2nd edition)
Julie Fast`s partner of ten years has bipolar disorder. She knows first-hand the feelings of fear, loss and anxiety as well as the constant uncertainty about her partner`s moods. Her book presents a holistic treatment plan, a useful checklist of procedures to make life easier for the partner of a bipolar patient. The chapter headings give a clue to its focus:

*  The `What Works` List
*  The Bipolar Conversation
*  Your Emotional Response to Bipolar Disorder
*  Work and Money
*  Sex
*  Laughter and Joy

This updated edition includes a new section about the medications your partner may be taking so that you can understand the side effects and help monitor his or her bipolar treatment.

Julie Fast is a health writer in the USA. John Preston is professor emeritus at Alliant International University in California.
Paperback. 238 pages

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