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Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult's Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder

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When you travel to a new city, it helps to have a map close at hand. On the first day of school, you need to have your schedule of classes. And if you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or suspect you may have it, then it's even more important to have a guidebook within reach. Facing Bipolar will help you navigate the world of medications, therapists, and the up-and-do When you travel to a new city, it helps to have a map close at hand. On the first day of school, you need to have your schedule of classes. And if you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or suspect you may have it, then it's even more important to have a guidebook within reach. Facing Bipolar will help you navigate the world of medications, therapists, and the up-and-down mood cycles common to the disorder. It clearly explains what bipolar disorder is and provides sound guidance for developing the necessary coping skills to manage its impact on your life. In this book you'll discover: How therapy and medications can help When and how to tell your friends, roommates, and teachers The four key factors that will bring more stability to your life How to develop a support network and access college resources Ways to overcome the challenges in accepting this illness


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When you travel to a new city, it helps to have a map close at hand. On the first day of school, you need to have your schedule of classes. And if you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or suspect you may have it, then it's even more important to have a guidebook within reach. Facing Bipolar will help you navigate the world of medications, therapists, and the up-and-do When you travel to a new city, it helps to have a map close at hand. On the first day of school, you need to have your schedule of classes. And if you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or suspect you may have it, then it's even more important to have a guidebook within reach. Facing Bipolar will help you navigate the world of medications, therapists, and the up-and-down mood cycles common to the disorder. It clearly explains what bipolar disorder is and provides sound guidance for developing the necessary coping skills to manage its impact on your life. In this book you'll discover: How therapy and medications can help When and how to tell your friends, roommates, and teachers The four key factors that will bring more stability to your life How to develop a support network and access college resources Ways to overcome the challenges in accepting this illness

30 review for Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult's Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cappy

    Some good info and suggestions. A bit preachy at times. 2.5 stars.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Alisonmsmith07

    Excellent resource for someone experiencing bipolar or for loved ones and friends of someone who has been diagnosed.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Stevek

    Fresh Perspective Easy to understand and practical perspective. Refreshing read. Must read for those supporting a young adult experiencing a mood disorder.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sian Jones

    I found the first two chapters to be straightforward and thankfully succinct, swiftly summarizing information and advice, but then I got to Chapter 3, "How Do You Accept All This?" and I had a very, very personal reaction. It seemed to me the authors were giving a pass to this idea of "normalcy" -- you think you're normal and then you get the diagnosis and you're not and now you feel shame for not being normal. I don't know anyone who deals with life through the faulty filter of a human brain re I found the first two chapters to be straightforward and thankfully succinct, swiftly summarizing information and advice, but then I got to Chapter 3, "How Do You Accept All This?" and I had a very, very personal reaction. It seemed to me the authors were giving a pass to this idea of "normalcy" -- you think you're normal and then you get the diagnosis and you're not and now you feel shame for not being normal. I don't know anyone who deals with life through the faulty filter of a human brain really ever thinks they're "normal", especially not *before* a diagnosis. Heck, mental illness aside, are there really teenagers who go around thinking they're normal? If they are, that is a problem in and of itself; to be so profoundly unaware of the complexity and contradictions of human experience. The idea of "normalcy" is destructive in and of itself -- privileging a narrow subset of human behavior and pathologizing anything else. It doesn't acknowledge subjectivity, it doesn't acknowledge that what gives meaning to each human being's life is an idiosyncratic and ever-shifting amalgam. I'm saying we're all weird, none of us "fit in", and to act like being *aware* of that is a symptom of illness is wrong. I'm definitely not advocating for everyone to embrace their weirdness and carry on unimpeded regardless of damage done. I'm saying that we all need to admit we're weird and we all need to get therapy to teach us skills for dealing with ourselves and each other -- and we sure as heck need to take meds for conditions that can be categorized as extreme if that helps us. What I'm saying is that we also have to dismantle this notion of one-size-fits-all, don't-we-all-just-want-the-same-things as the healthy state. I'm saying that this shame around not being "normal" is a separate condition, a social condition, and that needs fixing. And as long as we act as if it's a problem just for people who've got a diagnosis, we won't be changing something that really needs change. And that's why I put the book down. I had a fundamental disagreement with the authors, and I couldn't get past it. Your mileage may vary.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Molly

    I think if someone with bipolar disorder is looking for help and wanting to be directed toward treatment, this is a great read. If they aren't, I can see it making some people uncomfortable. The authors give many great tools to help people understand their disorder and how it affects them. Examples are sleep and mood charts. There is also lots of good information on treatment. I remember reading the negative comments on amazon and hearing this book was not sympathetic enough. I disagree, I think i I think if someone with bipolar disorder is looking for help and wanting to be directed toward treatment, this is a great read. If they aren't, I can see it making some people uncomfortable. The authors give many great tools to help people understand their disorder and how it affects them. Examples are sleep and mood charts. There is also lots of good information on treatment. I remember reading the negative comments on amazon and hearing this book was not sympathetic enough. I disagree, I think it's very sympathetic. But I would say it's focused on one goal (getting help with therapy and medication) and that it's extremely fast paced and that this combination can be off putting. I would not recommend it as a first introduction to bipolar disorder.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mark Syron

    What I got from this book is that bipolar is a serious illness. And what it means is that precautions have to be made, like a diabetic in making sure they get their insulin and practicing healthy eating and exercise. Its something that has to be controlled or elce consequences will be soon to face. WIth bipolar comes the fact that with recommended lifestyle changes, even if that means that not following the 'typical' young person route. It is a quick read with good suggestions such as mood chart What I got from this book is that bipolar is a serious illness. And what it means is that precautions have to be made, like a diabetic in making sure they get their insulin and practicing healthy eating and exercise. Its something that has to be controlled or elce consequences will be soon to face. WIth bipolar comes the fact that with recommended lifestyle changes, even if that means that not following the 'typical' young person route. It is a quick read with good suggestions such as mood charts, working with your doctors, healthy lifestyles choices. A read for those who are in the high school to college age range with bipolar.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine

    This book was amazing! I really enjoyed it. It's good for people with and without this disorder because it tells you exactly what these people go through and what to expect. It gives awesome scenarios and it's especially good for anyone with the disorder. I recommend getting the "The Bipolar Workbook for Teens" book by the same two psychologist!!! This book was amazing! I really enjoyed it. It's good for people with and without this disorder because it tells you exactly what these people go through and what to expect. It gives awesome scenarios and it's especially good for anyone with the disorder. I recommend getting the "The Bipolar Workbook for Teens" book by the same two psychologist!!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Joanne-in-Canada

    A clear, readable overview of bipolar disorder with emphasis on the questions and feelings of a newly diagnosed young adult.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mina

    Kind of has a manual vibe, though with so many case stories that's not quite the right word. Helpful, thorough information clearly presented, all very matter-of-fact and well-paced Kind of has a manual vibe, though with so many case stories that's not quite the right word. Helpful, thorough information clearly presented, all very matter-of-fact and well-paced

  10. 5 out of 5

    Alan c cheverie

  11. 5 out of 5

    Cajundoc302

  12. 5 out of 5

    Meghan

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sylvi

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    Eric

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Lewenda

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    Paul Mifsud

  17. 4 out of 5

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  20. 4 out of 5

    Dan Six

  21. 4 out of 5

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  22. 4 out of 5

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  26. 5 out of 5

    John Massarini RHIT

  27. 4 out of 5

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  29. 5 out of 5

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