Bipolar disorder is t only one of the most difficult mental health issues to treat, but also one of the most stigmatized and misunderstood. For these reasons, a diagsis of bipolar is a major turning point in a person's life. Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for the Newly Diagsed helps readers process their diagsis, decide who to tell, and discover the treatments and lifestyle changes that can help manage their symptoms. This book offers hope and support for the newly diagsed without overwhelming them with extraneous information. The book covers workplace issues, how to become aware of bipolar triggers, how to find support, working with the treatment team, and dealing with the fear and stigma surrounding the diagsis. Anyone who has been diagsed with bipolar will appreciate having this easy-to-use reference at hand to help them understand more about the condition.
Janelle M. Caponigro, specializes in the social and emotional functioning of individuals with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. She helped design and lead a sixteen-week bipolar psychoeducation group.