Book Reviews of Loving Someone With Bipolar Disorder

Loving Someone With Bipolar Disorder
Loving Someone With Bipolar Disorder
Author: Julie A. Fast, John D. Preston
ISBN-13: 9781572243422
ISBN-10: 1572243422
Publication Date: 2/2004
Pages: 208
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 9
The title to this book is misleading. I didn't find this as helpful as I thought I would; my husband certainly didn't. This book is summed up in one sentence: "While your bi-polar partner is thinking clearly, have a communications plan." It's common sense, isn't it, to communicate as effectively and clearly with one another as possible. The book didn't offer any new advice that you won't find in all the other bi-polar books. We were disappointed.

Also, this book assumes that the partner without bi-polar is going to be free of disorders (anxiety, etc.), too. I wish it had addressed a situation where those were the circumstances.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is specifically for adult partners, one of whom is bipolar. I thought it would help deal with my child, but it doesn't really address other relationships.
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Reading this book made me an instant Julie Fast fan. She really understand bipolar disorder and gives great advice for both the person with the disease and their partner. My husband and I both learned a lot and he was thrilled to finally have tools to help me deal with this disease. I will say its not the most positive book I read and my husband said he got kind of freaked out about the number of times she says to the partner, "If it's too much leave." But still a great book. I really like that she gives advise for partners when the person with bipolar is too sick to help.