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"Adjusting to the personal and social demands of high school, college, and the young adult years is more complex than it has ever been. And for today’s adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder, the challenges are even greater and the stakes even higher. With their book Facing Bipolar, Federman and Thomson provide us with an important new resource. Based on sound clinical research and the rich experience of two knowledgeable practitioners, the book speaks in a direct and easy-to-understand voice that addresses the everyday questions of those initially facing this disruptive disorder. I strongly recommend this high-impact resource for teens, young adults, and others confronting the reality of bipolar disorder, and for the bookshelves of the counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists who treat them."
—Alan M. Schwitzer, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist and editor of the Journal of College Counseling
"Federman and Thomson have written a very thoughtful and pragmatic book. Their poignant stories describe the critical processes of recognition and acceptance while their straightforward advice conveys important treatment strategies required to manage this complex condition. This really is a must-read for young adults coming to terms with bipolar disorder."
—Richard Kadison, MD, chief of Harvard University Mental Health Services and author of College of the Overwhelmed
"In my work with college students who occasionally get derailed, I have found that no issue is more perplexing for students and those who love them than the onset of bipolar disorder. Federman and Thomson provide a valuable frame of reference for making sense of the chaos that bipolar disorder can bring to the life of a college student. Students and family members will also find comfort and order in the sound words they provide."
—Penny Rue, Vice Chancellor of student affairs at the University of California, San Diego
Fantastic resource. I read it when I was first diagnosed, and it's informative and relatable.
I passed it onto another young person with Bipolar, but it's so good that I... Read more
Excellent source to understanding this disease. Enables the reader to be less afraid of the disease and the person with it. Promotes a very positive outlook. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Patricia G Geipel
have a daughter recently diagnosed with a mood disorder. bought this book for me and her. It has been very helpful.Published 4 months ago by c r sanders
I bought this book along with two others based upon positive reviews. I was really excited for a book that caters to young adults as I am a 25 year old graduate student. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lisa O.
This book is very well-written. The comprehensive part of the title refers to its extensive descriptions about the normal feelings a patient or loved one might experience,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by josh rissel
Facing Bipolar the young adult's guide to dealing with bipolar disorder was a great introduction to bipolar. It explains bipolar in a way that the average person can understand. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jess T.
Facing Bipolar is informative. It is difficult to find a book about young adults dealing with Bipolar disease.
My adult son is Bipolar and I read the book for some insight.
Instead He Sent Me Angels...I prayed for death Although I am not a "young adult" anymore, I found this book to be extremely helpful. Read morePublished on June 21, 2011 by Terresa Anderson
This book maybe factual but there is a way to write about an illness that presents the facts with optimism not pessimism. I didn't want to finish it but I did. Read morePublished on December 12, 2010 by hopeful