Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner (Google eBook)

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New Harbinger Publications, Jan 2, 2012 - Psychology - 256 pages
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Maintaining a relationship is hard enough without the added challenges of your partnerís bipolar disorder symptoms. Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder offers information and step-by-step advice for helping your partner manage mood swings and impulsive actions, allowing you to finally focus on enjoying your relationship while also taking time for yourself. This book explains the symptoms of your partnerís disorder and offers strategies for preventing them and responding to these symptoms when they do occur.

This updated edition includes a new section about the medications your partner may be taking so that you can understand the side effects and help monitor his or her bipolar treatment. As a supportive partner, you deserve support yourself. This book will help you create a more balanced, fulfilling relationship.

Improve your relationship by learning how to:

  • Identify your partnerís symptom triggers so you can prevent episodes
  • Improve communication by stopping irrational ďbipolar conversationsĒ
  • Handle your partnerís emotional ups and downs
  • Foster closeness and connection with your partner

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    Review: Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner

    User Review  - Dawn Wells - Goodreads

    Really good read to understand a spouse with bipolar. Read full review

    Review: Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner

    User Review  - Stevie - Goodreads

    We haven't had a chance to sit down and walk through the exercises as a couple yet, but this book has already given me some successfull coping strategies, and has given me the hope that our ... Read full review

    Contents

    Chapter One
    1
    Chapter Two
    7
    Chapter Three
    18
    Chapter Four
    34
    Chapter Five
    54
    Chapter Six
    65
    Chapter Seven
    79
    Chapter Eight
    102
    Chapter Ten
    144
    Chapter Eleven
    156
    Chapter Twelve
    172
    Chapter Thirteen
    184
    Chapter Fourteen
    196
    Chapter Fifteen
    210
    Appendix
    219
    Copyright

    Chapter Nine
    127

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    About the author (2012)

    Julie A. Fast, freelance writer and Web master of www.juliefast.com, lives in the Pacific Northwest. She believes that with the right tools, bipolar disorder is a predictable and treatable illness.

    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 books in the areas of psychotherapy, neurobiology, and psychopharmacology, and coauthored Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple and Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists. Preston is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has lectured internationally.

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