Living with someone whos living with bipolar disorder. I was fiery and ferocious, capable of lighting up a room or just as easily burning it down. Apr 11, 2019 holliday is diagnosed with bipolar disorder type ii. Living with depression by deborah seranti is a must read for anyone who has depression and for those who treat depression. Here are 9 books that will help you better understand bipolar. Selfhelp tips for managing bipolar disorder, coping with symptoms, and preventing relapse. Bipolar disorder is a serious mental condition that causes major abnormalities in mood, thoughts, energy, and behaviorthe kind of changes that cause noticeable impairments to your daytoday. A fathers search through americas mental health madness pete earley. As someone living with a significant other with bipolar disorder, not only is it a challenge for the individual, but also for their family, friends and caregivers. Living with bipolar disorder is designed to help patients and their families develop the skills they need to be good consumers of treatment and to become expert partners in the management of this challenging disorder. Bipolar disorder affects between 1 2% of the population and can affect young parents in particular as it usually begins in late adolescence. Bipolar disorder or manic depression, as it is also still sometimes called has no known cure. Living with bipolar disorder provides worksheets and forms to help readers reinforce skills and practices learned in therapy, as well as useful information about the details of living with bipolar disorder, advice on the best ways to avoid relapses, and strategies for anticipating problems. Most of us know what it is like to experience a wave of sadness.
With a compassionate and eloquent voice, mcmanamy describes his belief that depression is a wide spectrum that reaches from occasional bouts of depression to fullfledged bipolar disorder. A patients guide to living with manic depression by d. Through his successful web site and newsletter, he has turned his struggles into a. More on lost marbles this is a new book with a new perspective on depression and bipolar disorder. From the highs of mania and hypomania to the lows of depression, it can be a lot to manage. It is a chronic health condition that requires lifetime management. Ive learned that twentyfive to fifty percent of people with bipolar disorder attempt suicide. Bipolar ii is characterized by episodes of major depression lasting more than 2 weeks and hypomanic episodes. In a recent nami meeting i attended, the parents of children with bipolar disorder shared their experiences with the sudden changes in behavior that make each day, week and month a.
My life with bipolar ii disorderthe other side of me. Smashwords living bipolar a book by landon sessions. The parenttoparent guide to living with and loving a bipolar child cindy singer and sheryl gurrentz paperback, perspective publishing, 2003, 211 pages. Living with bipolar disorder means youre dealing with challenges every day that other people may not always understand. This is a new book with a new perspective on depression and bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder may affect 2 percent of the population in the united states, meaning that there are millions of sufferers in that country alone. If you are living with depression or bipolar disorder, we are here for you. Oct 01, 2006 in living well with depression and bipolar disorder, he brilliantly blends the knowledge of leading expert authorities with through his successful web site and newsletter, he has turned his struggles into a lifelong dedication to helping others battling depression and bipolar disorder reclaim their lives. Learning more about it and understanding its effects on daily living can be helpful.
Seven years ago, john mcmanamy was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Healthy living with bipolar disorder child and adolescent bipolar. Here are 9 books that will help you better understand. Living with bipolar disorder offers a wealth of effective strategies to reduce the likelihood of episodes of depression or mania and maximize the enjoyment of life. Its a book that contains some of my most wellread pieces from here and breaking bipolar and new work as well. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet. Karla dougherty, a writer and author of the book less than crazy. This means it aims to help people live better through sharing my story and also through realworld steps people can take to improve their daily lives. There are also full appendixes on medication treatment for depression and bipolar disorder as well as how to taper medication and information on useful psychotherapies.
Hear our revealing conversation about how she nearly destroyed her family and read an excerpt from her memoir. Understanding what its truly like to live with bipolar disorder or depression is almost impossible if you havent experienced it. Wilson has suffered from bipolar disorder, eating disorders, manic episodes, and intermittent depression. Every issue of concern is addressed within these consummately readable 406 pages, including a superb index and online resources. It straddles the divide between a selfhelp book and a memoir.
Thats why it can be so comforting to read books written by andor for people with bipolar disorder. Being married to a person with depression or bipolar. After seeking treatment holliday has found a balance that allows. She has been living with bipolar disorder for 22 years and has written more than articles on the subject. Two leading research psychiatrists and two psychologists, all with many years of experience in mood disorders, explain that this challenging illness can be managed. Just when you think things are going well for you and your loved one, your partner enters a manic phase and the rug is pulled out from underneath both of you and. Bipolar depression disrupts and devastates lives, and tends to dominate the course of a persons illness. Living with bipolar provides essential and practical information for people with bipolar disorder, their families and friends. Tips on living with someone with bipolar the recovery village. Jul, 2010 10 tips for coping with a bipolar spouse. Study up on the symptoms, so you can recognize them in yourself, and research all your available treatment options. Lets take a closer look at the symptoms of both manic and depressive episodes. My happy sad mummy is an engaging and sensitive picture book. Sheer numbers, though, cannot describe the tormenting experience of living with a mood disorder.
Sep 05, 2014 living bipolar is a collection of stories of bipolar people, and uses their experience, strength, and hope as a guide to recovery for managing the highs and lows in order to live healthy and fulfilling lives. As the old category of manicdepression was eclipsed by the new bipolar diagnosis, the latter generated ever more variations and subtypes. Deborah serani is a psychologist with a private practice and in this book, she tells of her own plans to commit suicide. Holliday is diagnosed with bipolar disorder type ii. The nook book ebook of the living with bipolar disorder. The depression and bipolar support alliance dbsa is a comprehensive resource for more than 23 million people in the u. New book on living with bipolar, depression title and cover. Understanding and helping your partner the new harbinger loving someone series paperback january 2, 2012.
Oct, 2009 with a compassionate and eloquent voice, mcmanamy describes his belief that depression is a wide spectrum that reaches from occasional bouts of depression to fullfledged bipolar disorder. Natasha tracy is an awardwinning writer, speaker, advocate and consultant from the pacific northwest. But all of that aside, i think this book is the best demonstration of what it is to actually live with severe anxiety and still find a way to function and thrive in ones life. The book gives an open, honest account of what it is like to care for a family member with bipolar disorder. If you have been newly diagnosed or you need to learn more about bipolar disorder, i would strongly suggest this bipolar disorder selfhelp book, introductory guide to bipolar disorder. Be a full and active participant in your own treatment. Everything you ever wanted to know about bipolar depression. The free ebook on bipolar disorder is specially written for people. Living with a husband or wife who has bipolar disorder can be difficult. In living well with depression and bipolar disorder, he brilliantly blends the knowledge of leading expert authorities with through his successful web site and newsletter, he has turned his struggles into a lifelong dedication to helping others battling depression and bipolar disorder reclaim their lives.
We provide education, tools, peer support and a wealth of inspiring stories to help you pursue your own path to wellness. I believe that it would also be helpful to have friends and family of anyone depressed read it. Try these tips for coping with the inevitable mood swings. Living well with depression and bipolar disorder john. As a bipolar patient and also a psychotherapist, i find this to be, hands down, the best guide to living with depression and bipolar disorder ever written. Catherine zetajones has been open about living with bipolar ii. Nov 07, 2018 karla dougherty, a writer and author of the book less than crazy. Living with someone whos living with bipolar disorder if you love someone who has bipolar disorder, this warm, sometimes humorous, userfriendly book will give you the information you need to deal with changing moods, turbulent ups and downs, depression, mania, and other behaviors that are disturbing. Living fully with bipolar ii, described her depression as being tied up with heavy, scratchy rope. Living with bipolar lesley berk michael berk david.
Keys to recovering from depression beacon health options. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. New book on living with bipolar, depression title and. Living with bipolar and depression, cape town, western cape. In her bestselling classic, an unquiet mind, kay redfield jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness. At the age of 36, after decades of struggle with erratic mood swingsperiods of mania followed by debilitating depressionand ample doses of anxiety and frustration, julie kraft, a mother of three, was finally diagnosed with bipolar ii disorder in 2010. This book provides a muchneeded resource for family and friends of the more than 5 million american adults suffering from bipolar disorder.
Deborah serani is a 2011 awardwinning silver medal book of the year. Pdf living well with depression and bipolar disorder. Deborah seranis book living with depression like any good, overachieving, people pleasing, approval seeking, psychotherapy patient with rapid cycling bipolar disorder and anxiety, i. Living bipolar also shares stories of families and friends to help everyone better understand how to live healthy and fulfilling lives with their loved ones who are bipolar. From psychotic behavior that requires medication to milder mood swings with disturbing ups and down, this book offers a warm and often humorous userfriend guide for coping with bipolar loved ones. At these times, severe depression paralyzed and immobilized me so much that thoughts of ending my life lived only in my head as my body was frozen and immobile. This book is different than most other bipolar disorder selfhelp books because it focuses on bipolar disorder less as an illness comprised of just maniahypomania and depressive episodes, but more an illness of a brain that is always in motion. Mistakes people make when living with depression more mental illness is difficult to treat, in no small part because patients thought processes are affected significantly. Looking for a book to help you or a loved one better understand bipolar disorder also called manic depression. Every year, depression affects nearly 10% of adult americans over age 18. Mental health books international bipolar foundation. Here are 9 books that will help you better understand bipolar disorder and depression 1 an unquiet mind kay jamison.
The first book to help patients recognize this diversity of the disorder, living well with depression and bipolar disorder will help sufferers begin to. Diagnosing the problem associated illnesses and symptoms treatments, lifestyle, and coping the effects of depression and. In living well with depression and bipolar disorder, he brilliantly blends the knowledge of leading expert authorities with the experiences of his fellow patients, as well as his own, and offers extensive information on. At the age of 36, after decades of living with erratic and selfdestructive behavior that tortured her family, julie kraft finally received a diagnosisbipolar ii disorder. Living bipolar is a collection of stories of bipolar people, and uses their experience, strength, and hope as a guide to recovery for managing the highs and lows in order to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Use the look inside feature on amazon for a full table of contents rundown. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. If youre living with bipolar disorder, youre not alone. The first book to help patients recognize this diversity of the disorder, living well with depression and bipolar disorder will help sufferers begin to reclaim their lives.
The parenttoparent guide to living with and loving a bipolar child cindy singer and sheryl gurrentz paperback, perspective publishing, 2003, 211. For years she lived with cycles of hypomania followed by a deep depression. Selfhelp books for bipolar disorder can be very helpful in learning new bipolar disorder coping skills and learning indepth insights about an illness that is very complex. Depression takes a big toll in suffering, costs industry billions of dollars, and can lead to suicide in some severe cases. In living well with depression and bipolar disorder, he brilliantly blends the knowledge of leading expert authorities with through his successful web site and newsletter, he has turned his struggles into a lifelong dedication to helping others battling depression and. This book is unlike any i have read on mental illness as it provides fullyreferenced facts combined with a direct line of experience to those with mental illness. The author jean johnston recounts how she dealt with the diagnosis, treatment, and. It was a blessing that i was unable to act out my suicidal thoughts. Its written by natasha tracy, awardwinning author of the breaking bipolar blog, bipolar burble blog, and the book, lost marbles.528 718 341 216 1429 1069 1182 712 851 32 190 59 580 848 198 16 157 807 269 211 1642 1467 833 369 341 1005 824 1484 1192 497 521