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Re: You can add me to the list TexasChic

Posted by karaS on September 23, 2004, at 15:59:29

In reply to Re: You can add me to the list Gabbix2, posted by TexasChic on September 23, 2004, at 7:17:42

> Its just weird isn't it. I have a friend who I've been trying to get a hold of, but she would never return my calls. Finally she called the other day and it turns out her Grandmother died, then her Dad had to have open heart surgery, then before he recovered from that he was diagnosed with lung cancer, then her husband came home one day and told her he wasn't happy in the marriage. I was like, d@mn girl!
>
> Then my brother called and he's having more and more trouble with his bipolar, and his wife just doesn't understand and its causing problems between them. He called to talk about it the other day, but when he heard how I was doing, he said we could talk about it later. I guess its pretty serious though. Part of the problem is her father is one of those people who doesn't believe in taking anti-depressants and thinks my brother should just snap out of it. So that makes it harder for her to be able to understand.
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> Does anyone know of a book to help someone living with a bipolar person? Something that would explain it and show her his behavior is 'normal' for someone with this illness? I'd appreciate any suggestions.
>
> So anyway, it seems like everyone around me is losing it! I'm almost ready to become a hermit and live in a cave somewhere.


I haven't read it yet but I hear that Kay Jamison's (I'm not sure I've gotten the spelling right here) book "An Unquiet Mind" is supposed to be quite good. Also, Jane Pauley has a book out now on her experience with being bipolar. That might hit home more for some people because they can relate to her so easily.


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