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Self-Help Books For Bipolar Disorder: Part II

Introduction

In my previous article, I discussed three specific self-help books that can be used for individuals who are struggling with Bipolar Disorder.  They include Bipolar 101, The Bipolar Child, and The Bipolar Survival Guide.  This article will expand upon this topic and provide readers with information on four more self-help books for Bipolar Disorder.

The Bipolar Workbook

According to guidetoselfhelpbooks.com, the first self-help book that is helpful for individuals with Bipolar Disorder is called the Bipolar Workbook.  According to guidetoselfhelpbooks.com, the following information can be stated about this book:

This self-help workbook clearly lays out a 4-step plan for dealing with bipolar symptoms: See It Coming, Take Precaution, Reduce Your Symptoms, and Check Your Progess. This excellent book helps people understand that getting the correct diagnosis is an opportunity to make sense of the past and prepare for the future. 2005, Guilford Press

Breakdown: A Personal Crisis and a Medical Dilemma

According to guidetoselfhelpbooks.com, the second self-help book that is suitable for Bipolar Disorder patients is called Breakdown: A Personal Crisis and a Medical Dilemma.  According to guidetoselfhelpbooks.com, the following information can be noted about this book:

Psychology professor Stuart Sutherland describes his bipolar episodes, his hospitalizations, and his experiences with drug treatments, different kinds of therapy, and yoga. Drawing upon his background as a psychologist, the author discusses the history and rationale of the various treatments he received.  2010, Pinter & Martin Ltd, 3rd Edition

A Brilliant Madness

According toguidetoselfhelpbooks.com, the third book that can be used for Bipolar Disorder patients is called A Brilliant Madness.  According to guidetoselfhelpbooks.com, the following information can be stated about this book:

Actress Patty Duke describes the disastrous effects of her untreated bipolar disorder for almost twenty years before she was properly diagnosed and treated. Her subsequent recovery and work in the mental health field adds depth and resonance to this autobiography. 1993, Bantam

The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression

According to guidetoselfhelpbooks.com, the fourth book that can be used for Bipolar Disorder patients is called The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression.  According to guidetoselfhelpbooks.com, the following can be stated about this book:

This best-selling workbook provides interactive exercises that help readers take responsibility for their own wellness. It teaches essential coping skills, such as tracking and controlling moods, building a support system, increasing self-confidence and self-esteem, avoiding conditions that can exacerbate mood swings, and using relaxation, diet and exercise to stabilize moods. Included is a step-by-step process to help readers develop their own plan for managing symptoms and staying well. 2002, New Harbinger

Conclusion

To end this article, consider utilizing these four books as a guide for your treatment for Bipolar Disorder.

 

 

Self-Help Books For Bipolar Disorder: Part II


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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Walters, L. (2017). Self-Help Books For Bipolar Disorder: Part II. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 21, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/05/self-help-books-for-bipolar-disorder-part-ii/

 

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