In this vlog, I discuss 3 books about Bipolar Disorder. If you’re interested in hearing about more of my book recommendations, check out my podcast Books Between Sessions on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Stitcher and Booksbetweensessions.com
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This is part 1 of books about Bipolar Disorder. These are books I tend to recommend to clients, people I know personally, and individuals who ask me for book recommendations. There are many great books about Bipolar Disorder, here are 3 of them:
- Rocksteady by Ellen Forney. Ellen lives with Bipolar Disorder and is a cartoonist, so this book is a self-help in the form of cartoons. The visuals in the book make a diagnosis that can seem confusing, more understandable. The book covers symptoms, treatments, coping skills, and medications, to name a few. This is great, not only for those living with Bipolar Disorder, but also if you are someone who knows a person with Bipolar Disorder.
- Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder by Julie A. Fast and John D. Preston, PsyD. Julie lives with bipolar II and she created this book with psychologist John D. Preston. This book is for partners of those living with Bipolar Disorder. The book, not only covers information, such as symptoms, but also the creation of a plan on how to recognize how the partner expresses their symptoms. Other helpful information included in this book is communication and response to the individual during an episode, finances, and intimacy.
- Under My Helmet by Keith O’Neil. Keith is a former NFL player who is living with Bipolar Disorder. Since the end of his football career, he became a mental health advocate. In this book, he shares his experience with being diagnosed later in life, how it was missed, how it impacted his career, how life events influenced episodes, and provides a timeline of his life with Bipolar Disorder.