By Hilary T. Smith
Bipolar is without doubt one of the most ordinarily clinically determined psychiatric stipulations between youngsters and twenty-somethings--yet there are only a few books in the market written in particular for teenagers and twenty-somethings experiencing psychological ailment for the 1st time.
Welcome to the Jungle (Conari Press, could 2010) fills that hole with its prematurely, empowering method of the demanding situations of being clinically determined with bipolar. either funny and immensely sincere, it deals a real "in the trenches" standpoint readers will trust.
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Hire a look-alike to impersonate you at social events when you're too depressed to go out. Surround yourself with people who are more extreme than you (drama students, nonrecovering addicts, circus people). In contrast, you will look totally un-bipolar. Start a fake blog about your completely normal, nonbipolar life. ” Get a high-powered career that could never be held by a person with a mental illness. That will show them! 2 MANIA, DEPRESSION, PSYCHOSIS, OH MY! A WHIRLWIND TOUR THROUGH THE EPISODES OF BIPOLAR DISORDER Sometimes, crazy people have crazy emotions.
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