An essential resource for anyone who has a close relationship with a person who is bipolar...
This book provides a much-needed resource for family and friends of the more than 5 million American adults suffering from bipolar disorder. From psychotic behavior that requires medication to milder mood swings with disturbing ups and down, this book offers a warm and often humorous user-friend guide for coping with bipolar loved ones, colleagues, and friends. The book includes
This important book contains real-life illustrative examples and a wealth of helpful strategies and coping mechanisms that can be put into action immediately.
©2010 Chelsea Lowe and Bruce M. Cohen (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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"By family & friends they mean spouses."
It was ok, but the bipolar person in my life is a parent, not a lover. I felt very let down. Narrator is fine. Ehh!
"Extremely Useful and Educational"
There are so many references that are priceless throughout the whole book in various chapters. I found a lot of these resources to be incredibly useful in my personal situation. The author has thoroughly explained BiPolar disorder through her book for anyone, whether they have someone who struggles with bipolar or not, to understand what it is and what to do about it. I would recommend this book to anyone who has or anyone who knows someone else who struggles with bipolar disorder.
"What's the point of reading out TTY phone numbers?"
Seriously, the narrator reads out every referenced website and resource phone number including TYY phone numbers! Hoe many deaf people do you know who listen to audiobooks?
This is just one example of my problems with the narration. As for the content, it's s mixed bag. It has some helpful points but also seems to spend a lot of time explaining things that are common sense.
"Terrible as an audio book"
Just so hard to listen to. Might be better as a written reference source, just not an audio book.
"Not for Me"
This book reminded me of a *very* long PowerPoint presentation, each slide full of bulleted facts. I was hoping for a more informal, more anecdotal introduction to what it is like to have bipolar disorder or to know someone with the illness. Somewhere in all the facts were probably several valuable for someone coping with BD in real life, but if you get this book, be prepared to be overwhelmed with information.
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