Bipolar Disorder Demystified

Mastering the Tightrope of Manic Depression


By Lana R. Castle

Foreword by Peter C. Whybrow

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Whether you've been diagnosed or suspect you may have bipolar disorder, learn the important facts about symptoms, coping strategies, and common myths in this eloquent and useful guide.

Each year, at least 2.3 million Americans are diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder,which is characterized by intense high and low moods, while an estimated 10–13 million others experience its milder forms. In Bipolar Disorder Demystified, author Lana Castle, who has lived the better part of her life with this illness, has turned her personal experience into a helpful resource for all those who travel down the same path.

In clear and honest language, Castle helps readers understand the true nature of bipolar disorder, the factors that complicate its diagnosis, and effective coping strategies. Bipolar Disorder Demystified makes great strides in dispelling the mystery surrounding this illness, helping readers decide if it’s time to seek treatment, and providing those with any form of mood disorder the information they need to more easily manage their lives.


  •, 7/11/13
    “Using a balance of practicality and eloquence, Castle helps [readers] understand the true nature of bipolar disorder.”

On Sale
Jan 30, 2003
Page Count
448 pages

Lana R. Castle

About the Author

Lana R. Castle is a writer, speaker and mental health advocate based in Austin, Texas. She is the author of Bipolar Disorder Demystified: Mastering the Tightrope of Manic Depression. A member of the National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Speakers Bureau, her mission is to openly and honestly communicate her thoughts, feelings, and experiences with mood disorders, suicide, and recovery to help as many people as possible.

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