Have you been told you have bipolar disorder? Or do you know someone who does? Maybe you're worried about your moodiness, or you've noticed some pretty strange behavior in a friend or relative. The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide gives you the support and information you need to bring stability back into your life.
If you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or you want to help someone who has, you'll have plenty of questions. What causes bipolar? What can trigger an episode of depression or mania? What could happen without medication? What therapies work best? Above all, how can we learn to manage the condition? The answers to all these questions and more are found in this book.
Here's a preview of what you'll learn:
- How to create stability by developing a regular routine and sticking to it
- Why your diet, exercise, and sleep patterns are key players in controlling bipolar
- How you can learn to spot early-warning signs in yourself or someone you love
- How to use a daily journal to monitor and predict when a change is coming
- The importance of building a support network of friends and family
- Strategies to avoid a depressive or manic episode
- How to recognize and avoid your bipolar triggers
- Plus, so much more!
For some people bipolar disorder can be a devastating condition, but there is hope on the horizon. The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide will help you learn to manage the highs and lows and show you how to take back control of your life.
What members say
I can handle this condition better.
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I now believe that I have a cousin that's bipolar. I've always thought that something was off with him. There are a lot of times when we’re hanging out and we’d be laughing our assess off, and while we're still on that subject and still getting a good chuckle out of it, he'd be switching to brooding mode soon after. It, however, got weirder.
Almost a year and a half ago, my aunt called up my mom sounding worried and scared because my cousin was so depressed because he threatened my aunt that he’d kill himself. That’s not even the weird part. The day after that, my cousin asked the whole gang out for a day at the theme park.
My other cousins and I were like “did you know what happened yesterday?” and so and so forth. After listening to Sara’s audiobook, I’m somewhat left with mixed feelings. At one end, I’m a little saddened because a family member is suffering from a mental disorder.
At the other, I’m grateful because I got find out about my cousin’s problem.
At least now, I can handle his condition better. So, thanks for making me realize this, Sara!
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- Lisette S.
Very well outlined and informative
I live with someone who is bipolar and this book pretty much summarized everything his psychiatrist and psychologist has been telling him. It is a terrible illness which affects not only him but everyone that is closest to him. I chose this book to learn more about him but I also need to learn how to care for myself and how to deal with his illness so that will be my next book because self-care is extremely important.