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Author: Michael G. Pipich Narrator: Steven Jay Cohen Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2018 ISBN: 9781541448407
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Knowledge is power, and grasping the basics of bipolar disorder can give you the power you need to detect it, accept it, and own the responsibility for treatment and lifelong disease management. With its three-phase approach, Owning Bipolar can help you and your loved ones become experts at an illness that has called the shots in your life for too long. Now it's time for you to take control.

The Pre-stabilization phase and recognition: confronting the causes of bipolar disorder and its effects, including depression, anxiety, loss of energy, avoidance of responsibilities, and suicidal thoughts

The Stabilization phase and acting on it: starting effective medication, accepting the disease, and treating different types of bipolar disorder

The Post-stabilization phase and living with it: undertaking long-term maintenance, accepting your new identity, and coming to terms with your responsibilities, and the responsibilities of your caregivers

Accessible and encouraging, and accented with empathetic firsthand stories from people who share the condition, this book is a vital companion to help listeners understand, treat, and live successfully with bipolar disorder. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Will provide clarity and understanding to a seemingly complex and confusing psychiatric condition.”

    David B, Weiss, MD, FAPA

  • “Essential reading, not only for the person learning to own their bipolar, but for the support system members and treatment providers walking alongside them in their journey to hope and healing.”

    Sally Spencer-Thomas, PsyD, president of United Suicide Survivor’s International

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About the Author

Michael G. Pipich, MS, LMFT, holds a master of science degree in clinical/community psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Loyola Marymount University. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and has treated a wide range of mental disorders and relationship problems in adults and adolescents for over thirty years. In addition to providing clinical evaluations and psychotherapy, Michael has testified as an expert in many legal cases and has taught several graduate-level psychology courses on topics including psychopharmacology, addictions, and counseling. He was selected as a collaborating investigator by the American Psychiatric Association, performing clinical field trials for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Michael is also a national speaker on bipolar disorder and has been featured on radio and in print media on a variety of topics.

About the Narrator

Steven Jay Cohen has been telling stories his whole life, and has worked professionally as a storyteller since 1991. A classically trained actor, he has worked both on stage and behind the microphone for most of his career. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Steven now resides in scenic western Massachusetts.