The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide

  • by David J. Miklowitz
  • Narrated by Kris Koscheski
  • 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step toward reclaiming your life from bipolar disorder. But if you or someone you love is struggling with the frantic highs and crushing lows of this illness, there are still many hurdles to surmount at home, at work, and in daily life. You need current information and practical problem-solving advice you can count on. You've come to the right place. In The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, you will learn:

How you can distinguish between early warning signs of bipolar mood swings and normal ups and downs
What medications are available, and what their side effects are
What you should do when you find yourself escalating into mania or descending into depression
How you can tell your coworkers about your illness without endangering your career
How you can provide constructive help and support to a loved one with bipolar disorder
Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz offers straight talk, true stories, and proven strategies that can help you achieve greater balance and free yourself from out-of-control moods. The updated second edition of this best-selling guide has the latest facts on medications and therapy, an expanded discussion of parenting issues for bipolar adults, and a new chapter, "For Women Only".
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


What the Critics Say

"A practical, straightforward book that will be a great help to those who have bipolar illness, as well as their families. I could not recommend this book more highly." (Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., author of An Unquiet Mind)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Answered loads of questions...

The support for Bipolar in the UK is very different to the US in respect of information. This book gave examples of patient experience that I could relate to and tempered the very frightening diagnosis. Its a must for anyone needing guidance for themselves or loved ones to enable you to drive the illness rather than the other way round.
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- CSM Student

a life saver. almost literally!

a life saver, I don't get time to read so the audiobook version was spot on.
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- Aaron

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio