I'm Not Crazy Just Bipolar

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Just as a photographer might shoot a photo through a colored lens, Wendy Williamson skillfully holds up the filter of mania and depression for her reader to peer through. With heart-wrenching honesty and humor, she shows the effects of bipolar disorder on the mind, body and soul of those who suffer from it. Publisher's Weekly says: "Williamson's prose is direct and thankfully not given to flowery language or circumspectness about her condition. The book is straightforward and the author achieves something difficult in a memoir: she remembers feelings from a period of her life, while still providing distance and perspective. Williamson's analysis of the mental health field and mental health professionals is insightful without being preachy, and she presents her story with grace and humor." National Alliance on Mental Illness' The Advocate: "skillfully weaves together several levels of a young woman's life... [it] is, like its title, an assertion that a life touched by bipolar disorder is still a life with its own logic. The book does a great job at describing that logic."
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About the author

Wendy Williamson spent her childhood taking flurries of words from her head to paper as early as eight years old. She graduated from Virginia Tech and after a decade in corporate, embarked on her writing career.

Her introductory book: I'm Not Crazy Just Bipolar is a memoir of healing and hope. Her second book is called Two Bipolar Chicks Guide to Survival: Tips for Living with Bipolar Disorder (Post Hill Press, 2014) .

Wendy writes for The Huffington Post and BPHope.com. She has written for The Two River Times, BP Magazine and Bipolar for Dummies: 2nd Edition. She is the founder of The Red Bank Writers Group. The author tweets as "bipolarwendy" and "2bipolarchicks" which keeps her talking to cyberspace and laughing at herself. Wendy has been interviewed on over forty radio stations worldwide and lives in NJ with her two kitties and fiance, wearing out laptops to stay sane.

www.wendykwilliamson.com www.twobipolarchicks.com

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Publisher
Author House
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Published on
Nov 9, 2010
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781452068527
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Psychopathology / Bipolar Disorder
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This content is DRM protected.
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 From the “Two Bipolar Chicks”, Wendy K. Williamson and Honora Rose, comes this survival guide disguised as a low-key, how to manual. From their wellness vaults, they compiled three decades worth of tips for you. Filled with insightful anecdotes and personal viewpoints – which can differ – Wendy and Honora steer you through the swamps of bipolar disorder and teach you how to dodge the alligators.

From advice on medication, to their own, personal journeys with acceptance, you’ll pick up tips on managing depression and mania. There is plenty of factual advice and information on treatments and tidbits for the novice, the pros and everyone in between. It could be an asset to anyone navigating the bipolar waters.

Two Bipolar Chicks Guide to Survival: Tips for Living with Bipolar Disorder is the consummate bipolar mix of everything you’ll want - and need - inside.

The most delicious part is it isn’t bogged down with scientific jargon, though they do explain what you need to know. You’ll hear more from the author you’ve grown to love and the co-author you soon will. It’s their personal insight that will make this a unique book. Divulging tidbits from manic sex and internet sites to how to not blow your life savings when in a manic episode, they blow the lid off telling it like it is.  

You wanted to know more and here it is! Wendy has also brought in her editor and partner Honora to double the fun. Wendy K. Williamson is the author of the best-selling, inspirational memoir I’m Not Crazy Just Bipolar. This is the book you wanted her to write next: more tips, more about wellness, more information. Voila! The Two Bipolar Chicks Guide To Wellness: Tips for Living with Bipolar Disorder was born.

You’ll receive an education about treatments, including their own experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). You’ll learn the importance of medication management and that not all generics or doctors were created equal. They’ll tell you how crucial little details can be from pill trays to choosing your pharmacy to locking up the credit cards when manic. Wendy and Honora will tell you what has worked - and not worked - for them. This book is designed to fill in the gaps of the scientific ones and keep you entertained so you won’t fall asleep. 

Wendy K. Williamson has been positively reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly and National Alliance on Mental Illness’ The Advocate. She also currently blogs for BPHope.com. Together, Wendy and Honora run The Red Bank Writers Group. 

www.twobipolarchicks.com

www.wendykwilliamson.com

  

Understand the realities of bipolar disorder

When one receives the diagnosis that they or a loved one has bipolar disorder, it can be a time of fear and worry. Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3rd Edition explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. You'll get reassuring, sound advice and self-help techniques that you and your loved ones, including kids and teens, can use to ease and eliminate symptoms, function in times of crisis, plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes, and feel a whole lot better.  This new edition will include new and updated content on genetics, biochemistry, and imaging studies relevant to bipolar, expanded coverage on how to handle the high costs of treatment, and supporting a loved one (who may not want help, medications and treatment options, including DSM-5, ECT, and TMS along with new coverage on special populations (how bipolar affects different groups, like women and various ethnic groups and special populations, like seniors and expectant moms.

Bipolar disorder, which has also been called manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual mood swings and shifting energy levels. The symptoms of bipolar disorder can, if not understood and handled properly, wreak havoc on personal and professional relationships. Though bipolar disorder is a serious condition, it's one that can be treated! With a firm understanding of what you're dealing with, you can navigate your way through the challenges of bipolar disorder, whether you or a loved one suffers from this illness.Recognize the warning signs of mania and depression, which may point to bipolar disorderUnderstand where to find the latest treatment optionsStay on track with personal and professional aspects of lifeEffectively and compassionately respond to rants, depression, mania, and other behaviors associated with bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers straightforward, reassuring information about bipolar disorder to help you or your loved one conquer the disease.

 From the “Two Bipolar Chicks”, Wendy K. Williamson and Honora Rose, comes this survival guide disguised as a low-key, how to manual. From their wellness vaults, they compiled three decades worth of tips for you. Filled with insightful anecdotes and personal viewpoints – which can differ – Wendy and Honora steer you through the swamps of bipolar disorder and teach you how to dodge the alligators.

From advice on medication, to their own, personal journeys with acceptance, you’ll pick up tips on managing depression and mania. There is plenty of factual advice and information on treatments and tidbits for the novice, the pros and everyone in between. It could be an asset to anyone navigating the bipolar waters.

Two Bipolar Chicks Guide to Survival: Tips for Living with Bipolar Disorder is the consummate bipolar mix of everything you’ll want - and need - inside.

The most delicious part is it isn’t bogged down with scientific jargon, though they do explain what you need to know. You’ll hear more from the author you’ve grown to love and the co-author you soon will. It’s their personal insight that will make this a unique book. Divulging tidbits from manic sex and internet sites to how to not blow your life savings when in a manic episode, they blow the lid off telling it like it is.  

You wanted to know more and here it is! Wendy has also brought in her editor and partner Honora to double the fun. Wendy K. Williamson is the author of the best-selling, inspirational memoir I’m Not Crazy Just Bipolar. This is the book you wanted her to write next: more tips, more about wellness, more information. Voila! The Two Bipolar Chicks Guide To Wellness: Tips for Living with Bipolar Disorder was born.

You’ll receive an education about treatments, including their own experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). You’ll learn the importance of medication management and that not all generics or doctors were created equal. They’ll tell you how crucial little details can be from pill trays to choosing your pharmacy to locking up the credit cards when manic. Wendy and Honora will tell you what has worked - and not worked - for them. This book is designed to fill in the gaps of the scientific ones and keep you entertained so you won’t fall asleep. 

Wendy K. Williamson has been positively reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly and National Alliance on Mental Illness’ The Advocate. She also currently blogs for BPHope.com. Together, Wendy and Honora run The Red Bank Writers Group. 

www.twobipolarchicks.com

www.wendykwilliamson.com

  

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