From the initial diagnosis through recovery and transformation, this handbook offers positive, real-life solutions and support from one who not only suffers from bipolar disorder herself but has experienced it with her mother and her daughter. Employing a practical, candid tone, the guide offers firsthand advice on how to lead a fulfilling life despite having this debilitating mental-health condition, with a special focus on addressing the personal questions that arise following diagnosis. Among the topics considered are the basics of functioning, living, and dealing with people on an everyday basis, how to negotiate treatment, handle family and friends, maintain a positive image, and make a living.
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About the Author:
Lynn Hodges has bipolar disorder as well as a family history of the condition. She conducts recovery classes for her local county council and counsels workers and patients of mental-health on how best to navigate the day-to-day realities associated with the disorder and receive assistance through government programs.