Jun 13 2023
Reflections from "Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder" (feat. Julie A. Fast)
You won't want to miss this bonus episode of Rough Edges! In this week's episode, Sarah is joined by esteemed guest, Julie A. Fast. Julie A. Fast, author and researcher, is the bestselling author of Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder; Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder; Getting It Done When You’re Depressed; and The Health Cards System for Bipolar Disorder. She is the world’s top online bipolar disorder author with over 15 million views of her blogs, essays, and articles. After many years of untreated symptoms, Julie was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder and a psychotic disorder, also called schizoaffective disorder - at age 31. Julie focuses on brain health research and education and regularly trains health care professionals on the topics of bipolar disorder, psychosis, and substances that affect the bipolar brain.
Join these ladies as they each share about their experiences with bipolar disorder, why Julie's research focuses on caregivers of people with bipolar disorder, how mania affected Julie's life and the lives of those closest to her, why sleep and medication management are integral to living well with bipolar disorder, how faith plays a role in managing bipolar disorder, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder at any age. Julie also shares insights from the latest edition of her book, "Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder: A 4-Step Plan for You and Your Loved Ones to Manage the Illness and Create Lasting Stability." This episode is not only for those who are dealing with bipolar disorder, this episode is also for caregivers, spouses, advocates, older people who are dealing with bipolar, and many others.
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Book: Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder: A 4-Step Plan for You and Your Loved Ones to Manage the Illness and Create Lasting Stability
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