Paperback: £13.99 / $19.95
2010, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-935-8, BIC 2: VFJB VFV MBPK
Bipolar disorder can be a devastating illness, seriously affecting not only the person with bipolar but also their children, partner, parents, family and friends. While most people are familiar with the terms 'manic depressive' and 'bipolar disorder', there remains a lack of real understanding about the illness and many sufferers and their families can feel helpless, alone and misunderstood.
Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder is a personal and honest account of bipolar disorder. The author Cara Aiken has lived with bipolar for 10 years, and in this book she gathers together her experiences and those of a host of contributors to portray the reality of the illness and its impact on family life. Their children give open and frank accounts of their lives with a bipolar parent, and partners and close family members explain how it has affected them. The book also features important facts and figures related to bipolar which are contributed by leading experts.
This moving and insightful book will provide an invaluable source of guidance, advice and support to people with bipolar disorder and their families, as well as an insight for professionals into the reality of life with the illness.
8 October 2010
In support of World Mental Health Day on Sunday, 10th October, we’ve pulled together a range of new and bestselling JKP titles for mental health practitioners, support workers, and anyone affected by or concerned with mental health issues. Browse our full catalogue for more related titles.
Little Volcanoes: Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger
Warwick Pudney and Éliane Whitehouse
Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder: Innovative Parenting and Counseling Techniques for Helping Children with Bipolar Disorder and the Conditions That May Occur With It
George T. Lynn
Best Practice in Professional Supervision: A Guide for the Helping Professions
Allyson Davys and Liz Beddoe