I agree, the Survival Guide is great, and also The Everything Health Guide To Adult Bipolar Disorder.
Also, here's a list of some wonderful books for children who are young readers written in a way clever way to help children understand what bipolar is, and the behaviors one has to deal with as a result of bipolar disorder.
Although most of these are written for children who have Bipolar, it is also a great resource for helping children cope with loved ones with Bipolar.
The Storm in my Brain
Artwork for this booklet was created by young people living with depression or bipolar disorder. These works were selected from over 100 entries to a national contest sponsored by DBSA and CABF. This is an easy to understand, colorful booklet that speaks to children about how it feels to have a mood disorder.
Anger Mountain is a wonderful resource for children who struggle with “mountains” of anger. Written and illustrated in a style engaging for children, their parents and other caring adults, Anger Mountain provides children with hope, support, and strategies for coping.
Turbo Max A Story For Siblings Of Bipolar Children by Tracy Anglada For siblings (ages 8-12) of children with bipolar disorder. A boy’s summer diary describes his journey from confusion to understanding, from embarrassment to advocacy, from anger and guilt to acceptance of his sister’s illness.
Matt the Moody Hermit Crab by Caroline C. McGee
Over the course of one school year, Matt undergoes the onset, diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder in this novel-length tale for kids 8-12. His story is dramatic, entertaining and sometimes humorous
My Bipolar Roller Coaster Feelings Book & Workbook by Bryna Hebert; illustrated by Hannah, Jessica, and Matthew Hebert. This colorful 32-page storybook is written from the perspective of Robert, a boy with bipolar disorder. Not only does Robert help us understand his strong emotions but he also shares with us the strategies his parents and doctor have taught him for coping with them. My Bipolar Roller Coaster Feelings Book is a wonderful resource for children with bipolar disorder, their parents, teachers and clinicians.
These books and more can be found here http://www.bpkids.org/site/PageServer?pagename=lrn_books_children
Mom to 12 yr. old Bipolar son- diagnosed at 7yrs. old
currently taking Lamictal, Zxprexa, a no no...Paxil(hey, it works for him!)
Also, Wife husband 47 diagnosed this year with Bipolar/PTSD/ADD
currently taking Lamictal, Ambilify, Vivance
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