Living With Someone Who's Living With Bipolar Disorder: A Practical Guide for Family, Friends, and Coworkers
January 2010, Jossey-Bass
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Part One Understanding Bipolar Disorder.
1 What Is (and Isn’t) Bipolar Disorder?
2 A Brief, Colorful History (and Some Science) of Bipolar Disorder.
3 Getting an Accurate Diagnosis.
4 Understanding Medication.
5 Understanding Psychosocial Therapies and Medical Treatment Options.
Part Two Living with Your Partner.
6 Building a Support Team.
7 Bipolar Disorders and the Workplace.
8 Communication and Coping Skills.
9 Coping with Negative and Dangerous Behaviors.
10 Sex, Intimacy, and Relationship Issues.
11 Suicide Attempts, Hospitalization, and Commitment.
12 Family Matters.
Appendix: Excerpts from the DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for Bipolar Disorder.
About the Authors.