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Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding & Helping Your Partnerby Julie A Fast
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Bipolar Disorder is characterized by periods of manic behavior and episodes of sadness--often with periods of normalcy in between. Bipolar individuals disrupt the lives of the people around them. Those close to them experience feelings of fear and anxiety--constant uncertainty about the bipolar individual's mood. This book is written to the partner of a bipolar individual and designed to mend strained relationships. Readers learn how to control episodic crises, and how to create loving, healthy, relationships. They find out which sorts of coping approaches work--and which do not. They will learn, from this book, how to recognize a bipolar conversation and survive the financial turbulence manic spending may cause. Twenty-city national radio tour--New York, Boston, Hartford, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Worth, Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Denver, New Orleans. Advertising in Psychotherapy Networker. Extensive marketing to the large and growing bipolar online community. Visit the authors at www.bipolarhappens.com and www.psyd-fx.com.
Specifically for the partner of a bipolar individual, this book explains how to control episodic crises and create a loving, healthy and supportive relationship. Find out what type of coping approaches work and which do not and know when to call for help.
Written to the partner of a bipolar individual, this book will help readers mend strained relationships, control episodic crises, learn which coping approaches work, and create loving, healthy relationships. Readers also learn how to recognize a bipolar conversation and survive the financial turbulence manic spending may cause.
Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder is a first of its kind book—written specifically for the partner of a person with bipolar disorder. If you have a loved one with bipolar, you know how disruptive and straining this disorder can be to your relationship. You may experience feelings of fear, loss, and anxiety as well as a constant uncertainly about your loved one’s ever-changing moods.
This book is designed to help you overcome the unique challenges of loving someone with bipolar disorder. With the supportive and helpful information, strategies, and real-life examples contained here, you’ll have all the tools you need to create a loving, healthy, and close relationship.
Find out how to:
Bipolar Disorder is characterized by alternating periods of dramatically manic behavior and episodes of extreme sadness and hopelessness, often with periods of normalcy in between. Those close to bipolar individuals may experience feelings of fear, loss, and anxiety and a constant uncertainty about the bipolar individual's mood.
Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder is the first of its kind: written to the partner of a bipolar individual and designed to mend strained relationships. If your partner suffers from bipolar disorder, use this book to learn how to negotiate his or her episodic crises. Find out how to recognize a bipolar conversation. Survive the financial turbulence manic spending may cause. Deal with problematic sexual issues. Know when to call for help. All of the tactics in this book work to offer relief and engender a greater sense of stability.
Understand that the ultimate goal of this book, the development of a peaceful and loving relationship, is absolutely achievable with patience and good advice.
About the Author
John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP, is professor emeritus at Alliant International University in Sacramento, CA, and has also served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and the Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco. He has authored twenty-one books in the areas of psychotherapy, neurobiology, and psychopharmacology, and coauthored Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, Consumer's Guide to Psychiatric Drugs, and Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists. Preston is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has lectured internationally.
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