The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide

By David J. Miklowitz

Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
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The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know

This is the equivalent of a dummy’s guide to bipolar disorder, providing you and your family with a complete picture of what bipolar disorder is and how it’s treated. It specifically covers questions such as:

  • How can you distinguish between early warning signs of bipolar mood swings and normal ups and downs?
  • What medications are available, and what are their side effects?
  • What should you do when you find yourself escalating into mania or descending into depression?
  • How can you get the help and support you need from family members and friends?
  • How can you tell your coworkers about your illness without endangering your career?

The book is filled with practical advice and straight talk, helping a person tackle bipolar disorder and reclaim their life.

Softcover, 322 pages.

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APA Reference
Grohol, J. (2004). The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 3, 2015, from
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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 30 Jan 2013
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