Reboot: A Novel of Bipolar Disorder is Released - A Moving Story about a Woman who overcame Bipolar Disorder by staronepr

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Reboot: A Novel of Bipolar Disorder is Released - A Moving Story
        about a Woman who overcame Bipolar Disorder
                                      Join author Jane Thompson on a journey through
                                      the frustrating, agonizing and deeply personal
                                      world of mental illness in her new novel, Reboot:
                                      A Novel of Bipolar Disorder.

                                      Georgetown, Texas, USA (August 28, 2012) -- Join
                                      author Jane Thompson on a journey through the
                                      frustrating, agonizing and deeply personal world of
                                      mental illness in her new novel, Reboot: A Novel of
                                      Bipolar Disorder (now available through Amazon
                                      and Kindle).

                                      In a candid style and with compassion for bipolar
                                      disorder sufferers, Thompson chronicles the
                                      struggles, failures and, ultimate triumphs of her
                                      protagonist as she slowly learns to live in the world of
                                      bipolar disorder.

“It is not a tale of climbing the ladder of success, but of a winding trail that is sometimes
upward, but that ultimately leads to the goal of stability and understanding of an illness the
heroine of my story must live with and manage the rest of her life,” writes Thompson.

“Marie” was not diagnosed with bipolar disorder until middle age. In Reboot: A Novel of
Bipolar Disorder, she reveals the uphill battle to fit in and to function at work with the
undiagnosed disorder. Failed relationships are detailed, and readers are given a firsthand
look at life through the eyes of one afflicted with manic-depression. Marie's wake-up call
came in the form of a sudden revelation that something was wrong with her and that she
needed help.

A woman's struggle to deal with bipolar disorder as it affects all of her life's aspects; her
jobs, her relationships, her ability to live her life normally: her diagnosis is not the end of
her quest to find out what is wrong with her life. She has to then find a doctor and
medications that will work in her individual case. The journey is long and the destination is
in doubt. Bipolar disorder is a common, often undiagnosed mental illness that affects
about four percent of the population. It is a challenge to get diagnosed, to find a doctor
who understands and is able to treat the disorder, and to find the right combination of
medications.

“The target audience is people with bipolar disorder who have traveled this road,
especially those who are having difficulty accepting their diagnosis or who have lost faith
that they can ultimately reach stability and peace,” she writes.
Thompson has worked as a social worker, teacher, paralegal and writer. She holds
bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma. She wrote for the
publisher of a political encyclopedia and served as a medical writer for a training
corporation. She has had 20 short stories published, has written about bipolar disorder in
Sugar and Salt: My Life with Bipolar Disorder and The Rookie’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder.
A person with bipolar disorder cannot control his or her moods and consequently their
lives spin out of control as they self-medicate with alcohol and drugs and make poor
judgment calls. Many do not recognize that they have an illness and do not seek
treatment. This book is an introduction to some of the problems and some of the solutions
that can be found for bipolar disorder. It is fictional, but the situations are often found with
people who have the disorder.

Media Contact:
Jane Thompson, Writer
1100 Leander Road apt. 927
Georgetown, TX 78628
Tel: 512-818-0157
E-Mail: jtokc@yahoo.com

								
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