Living with Someone Who's Living with Bipolar Disorder

  • by Chelsea Lowe, Bruce M. Cohen
  • Narrated by Jean Alexander
  • 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An essential resource for anyone who has a close relationship with a person who is bipolar...
This book provides a much-needed resource for family and friends of the more than 5 million American adults suffering from bipolar disorder. From psychotic behavior that requires medication to milder mood swings with disturbing ups and down, this book offers a warm and often humorous user-friend guide for coping with bipolar loved ones, colleagues, and friends. The book includes


Guidance for identifying bipolar disorder symptoms and how to get the diagnosis confirmed
Strategies for dealing with rants, attacks, blame, depression, mania and other behaviors
Crucial information on medication and its effectiveness and potential side-effects
Techniques for dealing with attempts to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol
How many people with bipolar disorders can care for themselves, get help, feel supported and go on with their own lives
This important book contains real-life illustrative examples and a wealth of helpful strategies and coping mechanisms that can be put into action immediately.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By family & friends they mean spouses.

It was ok, but the bipolar person in my life is a parent, not a lover. I felt very let down. Narrator is fine. Ehh!
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- The Mays "I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance, YA, and dystopian. My favorite authors are Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison."

Helpful but not structured well

I really thought the author did a good job of presenting symptoms and examples of how those symptoms may be illustrated. There were very helpful examples of how the partner could make life easier for the Bi-polar person in the relationship. It was a little poorly structured in areas though. There were some areas that I lost focus because of information was sprinkled in randomly that disrupted the flow of the narrative. Had these more in depth areas been in separate chapters in may have been more easier to focus on information the reader was trying to obtain. Overall however it was very helpful and think it can benefit relationships.
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- Travis Roll

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-13-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios