Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder

A 4-Step Plan for You and Your Loved Ones to Manage the Illness and Create Lasting Stability


By Julie A. Fast

By John Preston, PsyD

Read by Julie A. Fast

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Revised and updated, Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder is a groundbreaking, comprehensive program to help those with bipolar disorder—and those who care about them—gain permanent control over their lives.

Most people diagnosed with bipolar disorder are sent home with the name of a doctor and multiple prescriptions. However, few people with bipolar disorder are able to find long-term stability with medications alone. Bipolar disorder researcher and expert Julie A. Fast, who was diagnosed with the illness at age thirty-one, and specialist John Preston, PsyD, offer the pioneering Take Charge program used around the world to help readers promote stability, reduce mood swings, increase work ability, decrease health care costs, and improve relationships. The book guides those with bipolar disorder and their loved ones toward a comprehensive personal treatment plan by incorporating:
  • Medications and bipolar-safe supplements
  • Lifestyle changes that help manage bipolar symptoms naturally
  • Behavior modifications that reduce and prevent symptoms
  • Guidelines on assembling an effective support team
By helping readers gather powerful strategies, Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder delivers a dynamic program to treat this difficult but ultimately manageable illness.

On Sale
May 21, 2024
Hachette Audio

Julie A. Fast

About the Author

Julie A. Fast is a world leading mental health expert on the topics of bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and psychosis. She is the bestselling author of Loving Someone with Bipolar DisorderTake Charge of Bipolar Disorder and Getting it Done When You’re Depressed. Julie is a critically acclaimed international speaker, health care professional trainer and sought after media source on the topic of mental health treatment and management. Julie lives with bipolar disorder and a psychotic disorder, also called schizoaffective disorder. Julie’s work offers a balanced, well researched perspective on serious mental health disorders and their impact on the person with the diagnosis as well as family members and partners. Julie’s goal is to prevent bipolar disorder in the next generation.

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