In this engaging video, six individuals of different ages and backgrounds candidly describe the impact bipolar disorder has had on their lives and the strategies they have learned for dealing with it. Produced in consultation with mood disorder experts Dr. Philip Mitchell and Dr. Meg Smith, the program provides an informative, optimistic discussion of the elements of effective clinical management. Viewers see how individuals can get and stay well by combining medication, counseling or psychotherapy, attention to early warning signs of relapse, and sensible lifestyle choices. The video's clear factual presentation, vivid first-hand accounts, and nonstigmatizing tone make it an indispensable resource.
'This is the best educational video on bipolar disorder I have seen... The video's message is consistently clear: individuals can gain better control over the illness and live satisfying lives. This empowering and much-needed message is not heard often enough in our field. I plan to recommend this program to other clinicians and trainees, as well as clients.'" - ""Sheri L. Johnson, PhD" 'Viewers who themselves suffer from the illness will identify with the interviewees' struggles to accept their diagnosis, to make lifestyle choices that accommodate their disorder, and to adhere to prescribed medications despite side effects. I would recommend Living Well with Bipolar Disorder to those who suffer from the illness and their family members and concerned friends who want to learn more about how to cope successfully with bipolar disorder over a lifetime.' - "Holly A. Swartz, MD"