Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD
Drawing from the author’s experience treating patients with bipolar disorder for more than forty years, Calming the Bipolar Storm: A Guide for Patients and Their Families presents an in-depth, engaging overview of bipolar disorder and its treatment, punctuated with case vignettes and interesting glimpses into the history behind today’s concept of bipolar disorder and its treatments. Readers–both sufferers and their families–will come away with a better understanding of bipolar disorder and a clearer path to better treatment.
Robert G. Fawcett, M.D., is president of Little Traverse Psychiatric Associates, P.C. He has lived in Petoskey, Michigan, for more than forty years, practicing psychiatry and, at various times, acting as medical director of an inpatient psychiatric unit, teaching medical students as an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry in the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and serving as president of Northern Michigan Medical Society. He has publications in several leading psychiatric journals and self-published several books of poetry, including Limericks and Poems from County Emmet.