Loving Someone With Bipolar Disorder: Understanding & Helping Your Partner

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-02-01
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Pubns Inc

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Written to the partner of a bipolar individual, this book will help readers mend strained relationships, control episodic crises, learn which coping approaches work, and create loving, healthy relationships. Readers also learn how to recognize a bipolar conversation and survive the financial turbulence manic spending may cause.

Author Biography

Julie A. Fast is a health writer and the operator of the popular Web site, www.bipolarhappens.com. She herself has bipolar disorder and is very active in speaking publicly about the illness. Her partner for ten years has bipolar disorder as well. She believes that with the right tools, bipolar disorder is a predictable and treatable illness. John D. Preston, PSYD., is a clinical psychologist and the author of over ten books, including You Can Beat Depression. He is on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Alliant International University, Sacramento campus. Preston has lectured widely in the U.S. and abroad. He is the recipient of the Mental Health Association's President's award.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Chapter One Getting Started 1(8)
Chapter Two Treat Bipolar Disorder First 9(12)
Chapter Three Multipolar Disorder 21(18)
Chapter Four The Holistic Treatment Plan 39(12)
Chapter Five The "What Works" List 51(14)
Chapter Six Bipolar Disorder Triggers 65(24)
Chapter Seven A Couple Takes Charge 89(26)
Chapter Eight The Bipolar Conversation 115(18)
Chapter Nine Your Emotional Response to Bipolar Disorder 133(14)
Chapter Ten Work and Money 147(16)
Chapter Eleven S-E-X 163(12)
Chapter Twelve What about You? 175(12)
Chapter Thirteen The Hard Truths about Bipolar Disorder 187(16)
Chapter Fourteen Laughter and Joy 203(10)
References 213

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