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This War Within My Mind: Based on the blog The Bipolar Battle by John Poehler is an engaging book that opens up about the author's life of living with bipolar disorder and how he was able to successfully deal with it because of the right medication and support he received. His experiences and suggestions while going through the paralyzing depths of his emotions to the psychotic intensity of his mania show readers how to successfully cope with bipolar disorder. The book is courageous as well as compassionate as it speaks about how the doctors worked with him to stabilize his moods and ability to function properly. This book gives a different perspective when compared to other books written on the topic by doctors, medical professionals, and other experts.
This War Within My Mind is extremely well written and educates readers on what exactly bipolar disorder is and will guide readers who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder to seek answers. The author gives good tips and suggestions to readers to understand their own bipolar disorder and learn their symptomology between the two poles of depression and mania. He also gives strategies to come up with a good treatment and crisis plan, which is a positive and proactive approach. The topic has been dealt with extensively and in detail and will help anyone understand the inconsistencies of the illness. The techniques offered are a great way to manage the illness by keeping things simple and accepting of the fact that the condition is lifelong. John Poehler's words give hope to all those suffering from bipolar disorder and will guide them to manage their daily life and provide long-term stability.