Author(s): Sarah Owen
Has someone close to you been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Have you been diagnosed yourself? If so, then this is the book for you. With a helpful question and answer format, this invaluable guide reveals everything there is to know about the condition, and shows how to keep it firmly under control. From how to deal with a manic episode to coping with the stigma often associated with mental illness, this enlightening and compassionate guide contains the very latest research surrounding the illness that affects one in fifty of us. Including numerous real-life case studies, helpful character summaries and a full list of support organisations and web groups, this accessible blend of advice and insight will inform and empower all those who live with the bewildering turbulence of bipolar disorder.
Written in an easy-to-navigate question-and-answer format, this useful and compassionate guide explores and explains absolutely everything that someone with bipolar disorder (and those who live with and love them) needs to know about the condition: from how to recognise the symptoms to how to deal with stigma in the workplace. Drawing on a broad range of expert opinion, the very latest research, numerous real-life voices, and their own personal experience of bipolar in their family, Sarah Owen and Amanda Saunders offer practical advice and emotional support to inform and empower anyone whose life has ever been touched by bipolar disorder.
"I wish that this superb book had been around when I was growing up with a father with bipolar. It is packed with practical advice for those with the condition and their families on every aspect of the illness - and some astonishing first-hand accounts. It will provide a huge amount of comfort - and help." Martin Townsend, Editor of the Sunday Express and author of The Father I Had. "Should I ever worry about myself or another close family member developing the condition, this book will answer any questions that I might have in the most friendly and uncomplicated style. It really is Bipolar Disorder - the Ultimate Guide that stands as a unique and approachable reference book for those with the condition and their loved ones." Jo Crocker, sister and PA to Stephen Fry - the actor, broadcaster, director, and writer, who talks openly about his own bipolar diagnosis.
Sarah Owen has been a health journalist for UK newspapers and glossy magazines, such as Psychologies and Cosmopolitan, for fourteen years.Amanda Saunders has worked as an editor and writer for The National Childbirth Trust in the UK for the last eleven years. The authors are cousins and three members of their close family have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.