Break the Bipolar Cycle
Kate, who has bipolar disorder, often feels frustrated when she just can’t seem to make herself do household chores, pay her bills, even make phone calls. Sometimes she just has to lie on the couch for awhile. When this happens, she feels guilty and ashamed.
But after reading the book Break the Bipolar Cycle: A Day-by-Day Guide to Living with Bipolar Disorder, she understood that her lack of motivation wasn’t because she was lazy. These experiences were symptoms of her illness.
Authors Elizabeth Brondolo, Ph.D., and Xavier Amador, Ph.D. explain more than just the ups and downs of bipolar spectrum disorders: a group of disorders that involve cycling moods. They also explain the wide range of accompanying symptoms that affect not only your mood but also your energy, your memory and thinking, and your connection with other people.
In Break the Bipolar Cycle, Drs. Brondolo and Amador provide a series of exercises you can use to learn how to recognize your symptoms, relieve your stress, stabilize your moods, sharpen your mind and get the most out of your treatment.
At the end of each chapter, there are sections written especially for friends and family to help them understand what’s happening and how they can provide support.
With compassion and remarkable insight, the authors describe symptoms and experiences that will strike a familiar chord with anyone who is living with bipolar disorder. They understand and explain why it’s difficult for you to process information, learn new skills, set reasonable goals and regulate your mood. Then they give you the tools to deal with these challenges.
Break the Bipolar Cycle: A Day-by-Day Guide to Living with Bipolar Disorder, Elizabeth Brondolo, Ph.D., and Xavier Amador, Ph.D.
McGraw Hill, 2008