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About the Author
I am an award-winning mental health writer and author, about to leave the San Diego area, my home for 10 years, to embark on a year-long cross-country tour. Where I will end up, who knows? In 1999, soon after I was diagnosed with bipolar, I began researching and writing about my illness. This led to the 2006 publication of my book, Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder. Frederick Goodwin, former head of the NIMH, called it “a vast trove of knowledge and insight.” Nassir Ghaemi, now at Tufts, said “it breaks new ground.” Susan Bergeson, then president of DBSA, called it “the perfect book for those living with mood disorders.” When not writing about bipolar, I enjoy getting out in nature and playing the didgeridoo.
In his second book in The Bipolar Expert Series John McManamy lets go of his clinical side without forsaking all the information in the formidable warehouse of his mind and lets you see who he is and what he thinks in human terms. In the telling he turns an encyclopedia on bipolarism into an enjoyable reading experience. Read both books and see the transition unfold.
John McManamy is the expert commentator on bipolar disorder "from the user's perspective". This book complements John's earlier book on mood mechanisms by directing the reader's attention towards the challenges we all have to deal with while traversing our unpredictable social and physical environments. In a book colored with plenty of insightful personal experiences, we learn about new research that is starting to make sense of how basic brain processes and genetics determine our behavior, especially when things don't quite go to plan.
This book will satisfy the curiosity of anyone interested in human difference. It will appeal to professionals, carers, family but especially those who want a bit of reassurance to guide them towards better mental health. John's extensive experience walking the slippery plank between doctors and patients allows him to offer hope to all those people for whom he has the most concern, those brave souls who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.