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BD_spouse
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   Posted 4/15/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
that someone recommended on here - quite highly - and i'd like to order it... does anyone know what it's called???
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do."
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serafena
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   Posted 4/16/2009 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you remember anything about it? What was it about? There's a few listed under the "Bipolar Resources" Thread up top too.

serafena
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BD_spouse
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   Posted 4/16/2009 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't... I know that someone replied to a post stating they highly recommend it but for the life of me, I cannot remember.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do."
--
MARK TWAIN


BD_spouse
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   Posted 4/16/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I just looked, i think it's this one : “The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide” by David Miklowitz
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do."
--
MARK TWAIN


missflip
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   Posted 4/18/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I know that I highly recommend it and so does serafena. Actually she is who recommended it to me. It is an awesome book for bp disorder and a must have as a resource.

Missflip
"I'm not crazy; I'm just a little unwell."  Matchbox Twenty


faraway
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   Posted 4/19/2009 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I'm new here - I absolutely agree about “The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide” - it's by far the best BP book I have read.
Ray

serafena
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   Posted 4/19/2009 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi faraway,

Welcome to HealingWell and to the bipolar board.

Tell us a little bit about yourself (besides your good taste in books.) :-) How did you find us? Are you bipolar or someone you love? What are you looking for in a community like this?

Nice to have you,
serafena

P.S.-- You're right everyone -- that's my favorite BP book.
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faraway
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   Posted 4/19/2009 11:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Every BP person should have this book on their bookshelf - it's comprehensive, factual and enlightening.

Thanks for the welcome Serafena - I've already noticed you are a hardworking and sympathetic moderator.

My brief history?......(Self) diagnosed 3 years ago when I was interstate and witnessed a BP person in severe depression. In order to understand more, I later purchased a BP book and when I started reading I realised.....OMYGOD! - this is me!!!!  I ticked almost every box in the questionairre!

When I got home I ran straight to my mdoc, and then joined a waiting list for his pdoc. As things transpired, due to some business circumstances, I had a breakdown before I could see the pdoc and spent a month in a hospital psych ward.

I believe I am pro-active and over the last 3 years have looked for doctors I am calm and happy with. I've moved on with doctors quite few times (my family accused me of doctor shopping), but I am now very happy with my GP, Psychologist and Psychiatrist (two of them lecture at University). I also see a Dietician to counter the drug related weight gain problems.

I'm diagnosed BP II, but fortunate that my depression periods are mild. But my highs are high!

I've done some crazy things when I'm high - like lost fortunes twice - I spent 5 months in the middle of China once and married a local woman while I was there - I've inappropriately fathered a child while manic - I can go on and on.

I attend a BP social group, it's very worthwhile, because you know they understand, no explanations are necessary! - so I guess thats what I'm looking for in a forum. You can come and go as you like.

Cheers

Ray


serafena
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   Posted 4/20/2009 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Ray,

It's nice to meet you. I believe we have that kind of forum -- no explanations necessary. Feel free to jump right in.

serafena
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faraway
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   Posted 4/22/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I am bipolar because last night I understood the secrets of the universe and this morning I am contemplating whether the jam goes on top of the peanut butter or under it.

GideonsTrumpet
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   Posted 4/25/2009 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   

While "ggogling" I found that particular book.

I immediately went to the local book store, sat and read through the contents, and a bit of the first few chapters.

I'm not BP, but my wife is.  Currently she is "gone", retreating to a shelter away from me.  This has occurred over 15 times in four years.

I bought TWO of them, his and hers.  Mailing one to the shelter for her.  I only hope that she reads even part of it.  Maybe it will convince her to accept her illness, and seek treatment, which prior she has refused to do.

I also bought BP for Dummies.... I have several of the Dummy books, for topics including computers/word/etc, to golf, even chinese cooking.  By far, the best one has been covering BP.

 

"If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane".,  my good friend, Jimmy Buffett.


faraway
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   Posted 4/26/2009 3:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey GideonsTrumpet
I've bought four of the Survival Guide book so far! (I keep lending them out and they don't seem to come back)
I have Dummies but it's gathering dust
Ray
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