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Can I tell you about Bipolar Disorder?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Can I tell you about Bipolar Disorder?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Bipolar disorder affects 2% of people, but what exactly is it? This friendly guide shows readers aged 7+ who know someone with bipolar what the mental illness means, and how it makes people feel and behave. It is a reassuring, easy-to-read resource that dispels fear and promotes ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781785924705
Barcode 9781785924705
Published 15 February 2018 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Mainstone-Cotton, Sonia
Illustrated by Birch, Jon
Series Can I Tell You About...?
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ISBN-13 9781785924705
ISBN-10 1785924702
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date 15 February 2018
International Publication Date 21 February 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Mainstone-Cotton, Sonia
Illustrated by Birch, Jon
Series Can I Tell You About...?
Category Disability & Illness
Counselling
Psychiatry
Coping With Illness
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight 36g
Interest Age 7-10 years
Reading Age 7-10 years
Library of Congress Manic-depressive illness in children
NBS Text Coping with Problems & Illness
ONIX Text General/trade;Children/juvenile;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 616.895
Catalogue Code 1001680

Description of this Book

If a grownup you love has bipolar disorder, what does that mean? In this friendly guide, 11-year-old Josh tells all about his dad's bipolar, including what mental illness is, and how it can affect patients and their families.The guide explains in child-friendly terms how different types of bipolar affect people's feelings and behaviour. It is a comforting book that prepares readers aged 7+ for the hard parts of knowing someone with bipolar, while communicating that bipolar is nothing to be afraid or ashamed of. Providing an excellent starting point for discussion both at home and in the classroom, it also includes a helpful list of recommended sources for additional support.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Bipolar disorder can be a confusing, even scary thing to a child. This charming book does a great job explaining it to young readers, and leaves plenty of room open for discussion. -- Lloyd Jones, author of The Princess and the Fog
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sonia Mainstone-Cotton is a freelance trainer, consultant, nurture worker, and the self-published author of Mummy's Got Bipolar. Sonia's mother has bipolar, and she has over 25 years' experience professionally supporting children whose parents have bipolar.

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