Author(s): Kerrie Eyers & Gordon Parker (eds)
Bipolar disorder can be tremendously disturbing for both sufferers and their families, even in its milder form. Fortunately, it can be managed successfully.Mastering Bipolar Disordergathers stories about bipolar disorder from the inside. It is rich with tips and tactics tried and true from people who themselves have learned to master the bipolar roller-coaster.From diet to exercise to medication and support networks, this is the information everyone with bipolar disorder needs to know to make the most of their lives.
ForewordOn balance: Conjuring the metaphor1 Triumphs and tumbles: Ups and downs of bipolar disorder2 Dazzling and daredevil: The spiral of mood elevation3 Sparkling in the spotlight: Creativity and bipolar disorder4 Damage control: The fallout from a bipolar high5 Down to the wire: Responses to diagnosis6 Perfecting balance: Acting on early warning signs7 The show must go no: Acceptance of bipolar disorder8 Handling the songs Medication and mood balance9 Performance and partnerships : Professionals and risk management10 The acrobats' pyramid: Family and friends in formation11 Becoming a ring master: The discipline of self-management12 Practising the art: Bipolar disorder and the getting of wisdomAppendix 1Perfecting the routine: More bipolar control techniquesAppendix 2 The safety net: A wellbeing planReferences