The shocking truth is that one in fifty of us will have Bipolar Disorder at some point in our lives. If you, a friend or a family member, is diagnosed with Bipolar, or if you suspect that someone you know may have Bipolar, this book is a fantastic first port of call for advice and support. Written in a highly-accessible question and answer format, this comprehensive and compassionate guide draws on a broad range of expert opinion, the very latest research, and personal experience to explain what Bipolar Disorder is. Including numerous real-life case studies, a full list of support organisations and online resources, this book is designed to answer all your questions, from how to recognise the symptoms to how to explain to a child that their parent has been diagnosed.
"A comprehensive, practical human resource which has been written listening to the voices of the people who know bipolar disorder best." Alan Ogilvie - Medical Director of Equilibrium - The Bipolar Foundation "As the daughter of a man who suffered from bipolar disorder throughout my upbringing, I strongly ecommend this book as a must-read to all of us who need to understand what we are living with." Lynne Franks - PR consultant, author, and broadcaster "I wish that this superb book had been around when I was growing up with a father with bipolar. It is packed with practical advice for those with the condition and their families on every aspect of the illness - and some astonishing first-hand accounts. It will provide a huge amount of comfort - and help." Martin Townsend - Editor of the Sunday Express and author of The Father I Had "Practical, compassionate, thorough and trustworthy, this guide contains everything you ever wanted to know about bipolar, from the big issues to the small details. An enlightening and empowering book." Maureen Rice - Editor of Psychologies magazine "This is the one book I wish I'd had when I was first diagnosed... remarkably accessible and nourishing" Paul Abbott - BAFTA-winning screenwriter and creator of Shameless, State of Play, and Clocking Off "Should I ever worry about myself or another close family member developing the condition, this book will answer any questions that I might have in the most friendly and uncomplicated style. It really is Bipolar Disorder - the Ultimate Guide that stands as a unique and approachable reference book for those with the condition and their loved ones." Jo Crocker - sister and PA to Stephen Fry - the actor, broadcaster, director, and writer, who talks
Sarah Owen has been a health journalist for UK newspapers and glossy magazines, such as Psychologies and Cosmopolitan, for fourteen years. Amanda Saunders has worked as an editor and writer for The National Childbirth Trust in the UK for the last eleven years.