Dating a bipolar drug addict

13 Jan

Jones is a stand-up comedian and motivational speaker who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003.

His 2008 book, with Andrea Thompson, uses humor to help people understand how to cope and succeed in their home lives and careers, and offers clinical information and resources.

Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D (; amazon.com)In 2008, Janet Wozniak, MD, and Mary Ann Mc Donnell, Ph D, with Judy Fort Brenneman, released this guide for parents (originally published as Is Your Child Bipolar?

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Looking after someone with mental illness can be "frightening and isolating," Johnston writes.

Detour relates Simon’s experiences as she travels, seeking others who are bipolar in an attempt to find “a herd” of her own.

Simon is a freelance writer and, in 2002, was a field producer for MTV’s True Life: I’m Bipolar, a show that was inspired by her book.

"An Unquiet Mind is a rare and insightful view of mental illness from inside the mind of a trained specialist,” says a Time magazine review.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness (; amazon.com)This memoir details humor actress Carrie Fisher's well-known struggles with troubled personal relationships, alcohol and drug abuse, and bipolar disorder.