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Bipolar Disorder Demystified

Mastering the Tightrope of Manic Depression

Lana R. Castle, Peter C. Whybrow (Foreword by)


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Each year, at least 2.3 million Americans suffer from severe bipolar disorder (manic depression), a brain disorder characterized by intense high and low moods, while an estimated 10–13 million others suffer from its milder forms. In Bipolar Disorder Demystified, author Lana Castle, who has lived the better part of her life with this illness, has turned her personal experience into an eloquent and useful guide to all those who travel down the same path. In clear and honest language, Castle helps readers understand the true nature of bipolar disorder, the factors that complicate its diagnosis, and strategies for coping with the illness. Bipolar Disorder Demystified makes great strides in dispelling the mystery surrounding this illness, helping readers decide if it's time to seek treatment, and providing those with any form of mood disorder the information they need to better manage their lives.

Praise For Bipolar Disorder Demystified: Mastering the Tightrope of Manic Depression, 7/11/13
“Using a balance of practicality and eloquence, Castle helps [readers] understand the true nature of bipolar disorder.”

Da Capo Lifelong Books, 9781569245583, 448pp.

Publication Date: January 30, 2003

About the Author

Lana R. Castle is a writer, speaker and mental health advocate based in Austin, Texas. She is the author of Bipolar Disorder Demystified: Mastering the Tightrope of Manic Depression. A member of the National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Speakers Bureau, her mission is to openly and honestly communicate her thoughts, feelings, and experiences with mood disorders, suicide, and recovery to help as many people as possible.