Synopses & Reviews
Six years ago, John McManamy, a successful financial journalist with a law degree, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Through his successful website and newletter, he has turned his struggles into a lifelong dedication to helping others struggling with depression and biopolar disorder reclaim their lives. In this book he will share his own experiences and struggles and the struggles of his fellow patients, while offering a guide to making the most out of life with these challenging disorders. Like the other successful titles in our Living Well series, this book will offer a holistic approach to battling depression and BD, including everything from diagnosis to associated illnesses and symptoms to medication and talk therapy and even what to expect and how to cope with the effects these disorders have on relationships and sex.
Most importantly, McManamy writes with a compassionate and eloquent voice, describing his belief that depression is a wide spectrum that reaches from occasional bouts of depression to fullandndash;fledged bipolar disorder. This will be the first book to help patients recognize the diversity of their disorder, while offering wideandndash;ranging solutions to keeping their lives in order and living well.
The reader takes a journey with a wise and compassionate guide who offers extremely clear information and--equally important--hope Demitri F. Papolos, M.D. and Janice Papolos, authors of The Bipolar Child
“[V]ery helpful for those affected by bipolar disorder and their families... I recommend the book enthusiastically.” E. Fuller Torrey, MD, co-author of Surviving Manic Depression
“Anyone who has ever been diagnosed with a mood disorder, depression or bipolar disorder, really needs to read this book Colleen Sullivan, Owner, Bipolar World; http://www.bipolarworld,net
“I doubt there is a person in the world who knows these conditions better, inside and out, than John McManamy.” S. Nassir Ghaemi MD, MPH, Director, Bipolar Disorder Research Program, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health, Emory University
“This book belongs in the hands of every person who has suffered from depression or bipolar disorder.” Amy Weintraub, author of YOGA FOR DEPRESSIONS
“If you read only one book about bipolar disorder, make it this one...an instant classic.” John Gartner, author of The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (A Little) Craziness And (A Lot) of Success In America
“Mental health advocates have a new Bible! Journalist John McManamys book offers readers sound advice about managing severe mental illnesses.” Pete Earley, author of CRAZY: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness
“I hope this book gets the attention and acclaim it deserves. In a crowded field, it stands out.” Anne Sheffield, author of DEPRESSION FALLOUT.
“The perfect book for those of us living with mood disorders...up to date, practical and helpful information.” Sue Bergeson, President, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
“Manamy brings together his outstanding reportorial skills, his great gift for language and his remarkable insights about his own disorder.” Ellen Frank, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Seven years ago, John McManamy was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. 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. 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:
- Diagnosing the problem
- Associated illnesses and symptoms
- Treatments, lifestyle, and coping
- The effects of depression and bipolar disorder on relationships and sex
With a compassionate and eloquent voice, McManamy describes his belief that depression is a wide spectrum that reaches from occasional bouts of depression to full-fledged bipolar disorder. 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.
About the Author
John McManamy is the publisher of the award-winning McMan's Depression and Bipolar Weekly and the Web site McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web.