Loving Someone With Bipolar Disorder

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-01-02
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Pubns Inc

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Bipolar Disorder is characterized by alternating periods of dramatically manic behavior and episodes of extreme sadness and hopelessness, often with periods of normalcy in between. Those close to bipolar individuals may experience feelings of fear, loss, and anxiety and a constant uncertainty about the bipolar individual's mood. Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorderis the first of its kind: written to the partner of a bipolar individual and designed to mend strained relationships. If your partner suffers from bipolar disorder, use this book to learn how to negotiate his or her episodic crises. Find out how to recognize a bipolar conversation. Survive the financial turbulence manic spending may cause. Deal with problematic sexual issues. Know when to call for help. All of the tactics in this book work to offer relief and engender a greater sense of stability. Understand that the ultimate goal of this book, the development of a peaceful and loving relationship, is absolutely achievable with patience and good advice.

Author Biography

Julie A Fast is a coach for partners and family members of those with bipolar disaster. She blogs at www.juliefast.com and is bipolar expert for www.sKMecare.com. She is also coauthor of Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder and Get It Done When You're Depressed. John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP, is professor emeritus at Alliant International University, Sacramento, CA, campus and a bipolar expert for www.sharecare.com. He is author or coauthor of over twenty books in the fields of psychotherapy, psychiatric medicine and neurobiology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Getting Startedp. 1
Treat Bipolar Disorder Firstp. 7
Multipolar Disorderp. 18
Medication Basicsp. 34
The Holistic Treatment Planp. 54
The "What Works" Listp. 65
Bipolar Disorder Triggersp. 79
A Couple Takes Chargep. 102
The Bipolar Conversationp. 127
Your Emotional Response to Bipolar Disorderp. 144
Work and Moneyp. l56
S-E-Xp. 172
What about You?p. 184
The Hard Truths about Bipolar Disorderp. 196
How to Create Laughter and Joy in Your Relationshipp. 210
Appendix Quick Reference Guide to Medicationsp. 219
Resourcesp. 237
Referencesp. 239
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