I recently accompanied my wife to an appointment with her therapist, Lucy. It was Cecie's first therapy appointment since being released from the hospital as the result of a serious manic episode.
When we wrote Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, we took some heat for the "irreverent humor" that is characteristic of the For Dummies® series. Some people felt that we went too far. They thought our irreverence crossed the border into the land of insensitivity. Two of our editors told us to soften it up. (In a few cases, we followed their advice.) A couple reviewers gave the book positive reviews and then qualified them by saying that our prose was likely to offend sensitive readers.
John M. Grohol, Psy.D., CEO & Publisher of PsychCentral.com, generously offered us our own space on Psych Central to blog about topics of interest to those in the bipolar community – people with bipolar disorder and their loved ones, physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, and anyone else who’s interested in learning more about bipolar disorder. Although we’ve been hosting our own