Coping with Bipolar Disorder

A CBT-Informed Guide to Living with Manic Depression

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About The Book

"If ever a book lived up to its title, this is it. The clear strategies, tools and techniques presented here with such understanding should make all the difference to those living with Bipolar Disorder - highly recommended."
Stephen Fry

Fully updated and revised, this new edition of "Coping with Bipolar Disorder" draws on the combined expertise of three leading specialists to offer a comprehensive and practical guide to the causes, treatment, and implications of bipolar disorder, or manic depression. Designed for people with the condition and those close to them, the authors use cognitive behavioural therapy to provide straightforward help with managing and controlling the condition, featuring advice on such key areas as mood monitoring; managing money; housing and social support; and sustaining happy relationships. With real-life case studies, helpful chapter summaries and a full list of support organizations and web groups, this guide will both inform and empower all those who live with the bewildering turbulence of bipolar disorder.

About The Authors

Steven Jones is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University.

Peter Hayward is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust in London, and an Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (June 1, 2009)
  • Length: 168 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781851686995

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Raves and Reviews

"The book is practical, realistic, and well focused, emphasising the individual, family and social resources that can and should be used to deal with a condition as complex as bipolar disorder."

– Quarterly Journal of Mental Health

"If ever a book lived up to its title, this is it. The clear strategies, tools and techniques presented here with such understanding should make all the difference to those living with Bipolar Disorder - highly recommended."

– Stephen Fry

"This is an excellent book. I have already recommended it to people who have received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. They have found it very useful - well written, comprehensive, practical, wise, and empowering. I should add that the book also serves as a very useful starting point for professionals to learn more about bipolar disorder and the perspective taken by clinical psychologists."

– Peter Kinderman - Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool

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