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Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder

What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know

About the Book

Seven years ago, John McManamy was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Through his successful Web site and newsletter, he has turned his struggles into a lifelong dedication to helping others battling depression and bipolar disorder reclaim their lives. In Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder, he brilliantly blends the knowledge of leading expert authorities with the experiences of his fellow patients, as well as his own, and offers extensive information on:

  • Diagnosing the problem
  • Associated illnesses and symptoms
  • Treatments, lifestyle, and coping
  • The effects of depression and bipolar disorder on relationships and sex

With a compassionate and eloquent voice, McManamy describes his belief that depression is a wide spectrum that reaches from occasional bouts of depression to full-fledged bipolar disorder. The first book to help patients recognize this diversity of the disorder, Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder will help sufferers begin to reclaim their lives.

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Critical Praise

“This book belongs in the hands of every person who has suffered from depression or bipolar disorder.” —Amy Weintraub, author of YOGA FOR DEPRESSIONS

“Anyone who has ever been diagnosed with a mood disorder, depression or bipolar disorder, really needs to read this book —Colleen Sullivan, Owner, Bipolar World; http://www.bipolarworld,net

The reader takes a journey with a wise and compassionate guide who offers extremely clear information and--equally important--hope —Demitri F. Papolos, M.D. and Janice Papolos, authors of The Bipolar Child

“[V]ery helpful for those affected by bipolar disorder and their families... I recommend the book enthusiastically.” —E. Fuller Torrey, MD, co-author of Surviving Manic Depression

“If you read only one book about bipolar disorder, make it this instant classic.” —John Gartner, author of The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (A Little) Craziness And (A Lot) of Success In America

“I doubt there is a person in the world who knows these conditions better, inside and out, than John McManamy.” —S. Nassir Ghaemi MD, MPH, Director, Bipolar Disorder Research Program, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health, Emory University

“Manamy brings together his outstanding reportorial skills, his great gift for language and his remarkable insights about his own disorder.” —Ellen Frank, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

“I hope this book gets the attention and acclaim it deserves. In a crowded field, it stands out.” —Anne Sheffield, author of DEPRESSION FALLOUT.

“The perfect book for those of us living with mood disorders...up to date, practical and helpful information.” —Sue Bergeson, President, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

“Mental health advocates have a new Bible! Journalist John McManamy’s book offers readers sound advice about managing severe mental illnesses.” —Pete Earley, author of CRAZY: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060897420
  • ISBN 10: 0060897422
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 10/17/2006
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price: 19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: HEALTH & FITNESS / General
  • BISAC2: SELF-HELP / Mood Disorders / Depression

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