“This easy-to-read book demystifies the illness and teaches without scaring. A real addition to mental health literature!”
—Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., professor and chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
“This creative, authoritative, state-of-the-art book is an enormously valuable tool in dealing with depression. Written from three unique perspectives, it is certain to profoundly impact the lives of patients and their families.”
—Martin Keller, M.D., professor and chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University
"There are a number of self-help titles for people with bipolar disorder, but this one has several singular features. For starters, it’s written by a full-treatment team-a psychiatrist (Fawcett), a psychologist (Bernard Golden), and a patient (Nancy Rosenfeld)-so readers are given a unique combination of expertise and practical tips for daily coping. Medications, forms of therapy, suicide prevention, childhood and adolescent bipolar illness, how to deal with the stigma of mental illness, and information for family members and friends count among the topics covered. This revised edition includes a new chapter titled "Questions and Answers Regarding Bipolar Disorder," updated resources, and new information on medications; the latter alone justifies the price of updating for those libraries that own the first edition (2000). This book, along with E. Fuller Torrey and Michael Knable’s Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families, and Providers , should be in every public library, no matter how small.