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The Mood Disorder Manual for Men & Their Partners: A Practical Guide for Living with Type-II Bipolar and Other Mood Disorders

Author: A.C. Dean

Publisher: Independently published

ISBN 10: 1521468079
ISBN 13: 978-1521468074

With a no-nonsense, straight from the hip style, the Mood Disorder Manual gives practical advice to men and their partners who are living with Type-II bipolar, mixed-state and rapid-cycling mood disorders. Author A.C. Dean walks you through his experiences learning to manage his own Type-II mixed states. The Mood Disorder Manual will help you do what needs to be done to manage your mood stability, including how to: -Make your first visit to a doctor and be the boss of it -See the patterns of your moods and reduce their impact -Manage exercise, sleep and alcohol for daily stability -Work with medication for long-term stability -Stay on top of anxiety and keep it at bay -Get on board with therapy: your checkup from the neck up -Reset your relationships and pay attention to your parenting -Monitor your mood states to see changes coming -Accept what you've got and live your life For men especially, dislike of doctors and medical procedures can keep us from getting the care we need. The Mood Disorder Manual gives you advice on how to start the first visit, how to keep the doctor from pushing you around, and when you need to find another one. The Manual also describes how to interact with the office staff, and what to expect on your visits to the doctor. You’ll learn how to make and use a Mood Chart to map your history and predict mood instability—because if you see it coming, you can minimize its impact. The Mood Chart will locate your low-mood and high-mood anchor points, and help you see when, how and how fast your instability events come. Using the Mood Chart will help you know when you need to pay extra attention to your mood and your relationships. Men with mood disorders need to move around to stay mentally healthy. A.C. Dean shares how he stays active without complicated diet and exercise plans, because this book is not selling any. You’ll also get advice on tuning your sleep habits to help your mood stability. Finally, even if you’re not an alcoholic, you still have to rethink how you use alcohol. The author shares what worked for him. For those newly diagnosed with a mood disorder, probably the biggest unknown is medication. The Mood Disorder Manual helps you understand how to monitor your medicine’s effects, and discusses staying on it. Anxiety is something that people—especially men—often don’t pay attention to until it’s too late. A.C. Dean shares his vivid experiences with anxiety and explains why we shouldn’t be ashamed to have to deal with it. The Manual gives advice on how to manage your anxiety, and some guidance on anxiety medication. Once you know about and start treating your mood disorder, you also have to re-learn how to navigate your relationships, especially with your kids. Many men resist the idea of counseling and therapy, but The Manual gives you straight talk on why you should go, what you should get out of it and how to most effectively use a counselor. A.C. Dean shares the five warning signs of his own mood-instability events, and prompts you to identify your own. When you know what to look for, you can use the warnings to line up your reinforcements before a mood instability event does damage. The Manual for Mood Disorders for Men & Their Partners gives you straight-talking advice and encouragement to take back your life, take care of yourself and take care of your loved ones.