What we think creates our emotions. Our emotions create our moods and our moods create our behavior
Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2005
Changing history, picking fights, demeaning or controlling others may be a loved one's reactions to everyday life. But those behaviors can also form a pattern that spells bipolar disorder. And if they do, how can that loved one's family help? That's the premise of a new book, 70 Signs of Depression: Recognize and Cope With Your Loved One's Clinical or Manic Depression, just released by Communications Strategies, a Newport Beach, California-based publisher.
Best selling ghostwriter-turned-author, Marlee Fisher, sets tragedy on its ear in this new book by digging deep into bipolar-induced behaviors to give those who are dealing with a bipolar victim, the proactive tools that they need to cope with, and co-manage, this physiological illness.
Acclaimed by the medical and mental health communities as a page-turning must-read for anyone with a bipolar spouse, family member or friend, 70 Signs of Depression reveals firsthand insights and knowledge from thousands of bipolar victims and their family members.
Unlike other books on bipolar disease, also known as manic depression, Fisher's latest literary effort takes readers into the minds of bipolar disorder sufferers, discovering depression's 70 Signs, 4 Emotional Trip Wires and 2 Defense Mechanisms, as well as the emotions behind them.
"What we think creates our emotions. Our emotions create our moods and our moods create our behavior," notes the author. "Unfortunately manic depressives' thinking is often based on chemical imbalances in their brains which can lead to emotional reasoning. This pretty much kicks logic to the curb, and is why family members who don't understand the emotions behind a bipolar victim's behaviors often find themselves going around in circles rather than effectively coping with, or helping manage, those behaviors."
"And unfortunately," continued Fisher, "by instinctively reacting to rather than working with these behaviors, family members can actually make the situation worse by accidentally trigging emotions that may increase a manic depressive's dysfunction."
But 70 Signs of Depression doesn't just provide a behind the scenes look at bipolar. Readers also learn the step-by-step strategies and techniques that have helped thousands of others deal with a bipolar family member.
Now a Certified Faculty Member of NAMI, the National Alliance For the Mentally Ill, Fisher became more than interested in bipolar depression after it struck her own loved one. "I understood that the underlying cause of the illness was a chemical imbalance in my loved one's brain, but that didn't explain his on-and-off behavior patterns, how I was clearly triggering some of them or how I could proactively help," added the Southern California-based writer. "In fact, I couldn't find that information anywhere."
70 Signs of Depression is based on Fisher's personal experience as a bipolar co-victim; years of extensive research that included meeting with psychiatrists, M.D.s, psychologists and social workers; actively participating in NAMI support groups; serving as a Certified Faculty Member for NAMI's Family-to-Family course and interviewing thousands of manic depression victims, their family members and friends.
The result is an in-depth and easy-to-understand look inside bipolar disorder, often written in its victims own words, that also provides family members with coping strategies and co-management techniques proven to help speed recovery.
Offered with a full money back guarantee, 70 Signs of Depression can be safely ordered via the secure SSL server at http://www.coping-with-bipolar.com or by calling (800) 713-3088.
70 Signs of Depression can also be previewed by going to http://www.coping-with-bipolar.com/Bipolar-Disorder-Excerpt.pdf and downloading an excerpt of the new book.
This text is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the assessment, advice or treatment of a physician or therapist.
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