+612 9045 4394
Welcome to the Jungle : Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Bipolar but Were Too Freaked Out to Ask - Hilary T. Smith

Welcome to the Jungle

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Bipolar but Were Too Freaked Out to Ask

Sorry, the eBook that you are looking for is not available right now.

We did a search for other eBooks with a similar title, and found some results for you that may be helpful.

Bipolar is currently the most commonly diagnosed emotional/psychiatric condition, and diagnosis tends to come when one is in one’s late teens or early 20s. And yet almost nothing has been written about it from eye level and a young person’s perspective. This book brilliantly fills that gap.

“When I was diagnosed at age 19, my parents went to a bookstore and bought me a pile of books about bipolar. I threw them away in disgust (actually, exchanged them for books of poetry)—not because I wasn’t curious about bipolar, but because all the books treated the subject with clinical rubber gloves. They were dry, annoying, and made me feel like a disease, not a person. I wrote this book because it’s the book I should have been given when I was diagnosed.”

With chapters of advice on everything from how to get off the floor after the blow of a bipolar diagnosis to how to think about psychiatry and manage your meds to how to deal with thoughts of suicide to “hippy shit” like meditation, herbs, and other non-medical bipolar helpers to navigating the healthcare system, this is the first self-help book by a bipolar young adult to other bipolar young adults.

Introduction -- 1. What just happened? : Life beyond the diagnosis -- 2. Mania, depression, psychosis, oh my! : A whirlwind tour through the episodes of bipolar disorder -- 3. You've got drugs : Wrapping your head around meds -- 4. Shrinks : What they're for and how they can help -- 5. This is your manager speaking : Taming episodes with food, sleep, and exercise -- 6. Grace under fire : Keeping a cool head in crappy situations -- 7. Here be downers : Drugs, booze, and suicide -- 8. The game of life : Bipolar in college and at work -- 9. Voices not in your head : Dealing with friends and family -- 10. Hippie shit that actually works : Herbs, wilderness time, and other ways to help yourself keep your shit together -- 11. Hell is finding good insurance : How to get your ass covered in troubled time -- Conclusion.

ISBN: 9781609251635
ISBN-10: 1609251636
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st May 2010
Edition Number: 1