I wanted to share with you this book that I picked up in 2010 called “Overcoming Bipolar Disorder“. This is not only an informative book but it is also a comprehensive workbook. This book is not intended to “cure” bipolar but instead,” to assist you in living with it, living around it, and living WELL”.
What I enjoy about it is that it comes with worksheets in the book that you fill out… and it gives examples of people who are living with Bipolar. Sounds easy right?? NOPE. Let me tell you that it take discipline to get through this book. I am still not done with it and I am not sure why. I was excited when I got it, but it fizzled out. Not because the book isn’t good, but rather, because my moods were fluctuating at rapid speeds.
The book is broken down into modules that you complete one at a time…with a total of 30 modules. It walks you through Bipolar Basics, Working Through Mania, Working Through Depression, Working to Wellness: Physical Health, Working to Wellness: Your Life Goals, and Managing your care. Throughout the workbook are “homework” pages to fill out. I did mine in pencil so if things change, I can erase my previous answers and start fresh.
Check it out… it may help you. Amazon probably has it for a decent price. I got mine through Barnes and Noble and paid too much. LOL.