Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder Book Review by Robert Chaen

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I had worked with 2 known Bipolar Disorder Interns at my company ChangeU. There had been several Bipolar Disorder graduates at my corporate workshops, and many more who were not obviously detected.

What is Bipolar Disorder?
BD is a mood disorder.
Mood disorder is different from Schizophrenia, which is a psychotic disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder, which is a personality disorder.
BS is an ancient illness reported by Hippocrates (circa 460-377 BC).
Until 1980 it was known as Manic-Depressive.
BD is typically an episodic disorder.
It’s also a lifelong illness that is often progressive, leading to increasing severity.
Currently there is NO cure for BD, but with the right treatment it can be managed successfully.
Your Brain Thermostat is broken.
Your Brain is very sensitive.

Bipolar disorder has a high suicide rate of more than 15% according to the American Psychiatric Association.

I had helped our staff and some graduates with a highly recommended book called “Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder: A 4-Step Plan for you and your loved ones to Manage the illness and Create Lasting Stability.”. Written by a patient and a PsyD.

Some highlighted concepts are:
BD Triggers: Triggers can override all meds.
The Bipolar Conversation
Types of Bipolar Disorder: I, II, III, Cyclothymia, Hyperthymia
Treat Bipolar Disorder FIRST!
(before work, relationships, creativity, spending)
Management vs. Crisis Control.
Choosing a Supportive Team so that not one single spouse, partner, or parent is overwhelmed to help people with bipolar.

 

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Robert Chaen

Global CEO-Founder of ChangeU and Movsha Movers & Shakers, Hero-CEO Whisperer, Writer, The #1 Alpha Change Expert, Father of Asian FireWalking Robert Chaen is an International Keynote Speaker, writer, researcher, and corp games designer. He is famously known to be the “Hero-CEO Whisperer”, 1-on1 coaching with many CEOs and Celebrities for corporate strategies, staff & office political issues, personal branding, and even public figure OSHA safety drilling called Drager Defense. He has transformed CEOs and managers in Coca-Cola China, TVB Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airport Services, VADS, TM, Public Bank, Auditor General's Office Maldives, etc. He is the prolific creator and online Author of innovative management tools such as DragonCEO, Diamond Leader, Papillon Personal Effectiveness, OSHA Drager Defense, KPI Bank, etc. He is also the Founder of Movsha, an international networking with monthly mingles with MOVers & SHAkers, Angels, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Celebrities, HR-PR-CSR, HODs, and the Most Influential IDEA people. ​Chaen is widely considered as one of the top International Platform Keynote Speakers for Resorts World Genting Senior Management Conference (Manila), 7-Eleven HK, Samsung, Coca-Cola China Mini-MBA @Tsing Hua University, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Jockey Club, The Story Conference where he interviewed Datuk Kamarudin (Chairman of AirAsia) and Siti Nurhaliza. He has been widely featured in TVB, AWSJ, CNBC, SCMP, The Star, and Sin Chew. As “The Father of Asian FireWalking”, he coached TVB celebrities (Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin) to walk on 650°C fire; and raised HK$68M in the world’s 1st and only live TV Charity FireWalk (TVB Tung Wah Charity Show), before Tony Robbins even came to Asia. If Robert can get you to walk on 650⁰C fire, he can inspire you to be THE BEST. He champions CN-HK-EU-US Tycoons to be philanthropic, and to be angel investors to support the next generation of Jack Mas, Steve Jobs, Richard Bransons, Steven Spielbergs, or Barrack Obamas. With some slick motivational speakers with fake doctorates out there, graduates often describe Robert to be "the most credible, empowering, truthful Coach" who believe in his graduates to believe in themselves. ​However, clients have described Robert as "The #1 Cool Badass Alpha Change Expert". He has the coolest first class stature, rapport and trust from clients. He will not hesitate to tell the badass truth ever so gently because clients are paying him big bucks to reveal the truth, find solutions, persuade the hostile HODs, and align cross-teams within the organization. Originally based in Hong Kong for 20+ years, he had worked with top Branding/Ad agencies at J Walter Thompson and Leo Burnett, and was a certified FranklinCovey (7 Habits) in USA, and NLP MasterCoach (USA). His warmth is known to soften the most hardened, resistant sceptics. He will inspire your team to Go for Top 1, or to be a Dragon CEO. With boundless energies, Robert owns 15+ successful business Joint-Ventures, and created unique products under his global VC network called Chaen's Angels VC. He is deeply passionate about ChangeUTH Youth CSR, Science-Based Medicine (vs. quackery), short films and Reality TV. Touched by a personal tragedy through the loss of his HK-born Portuguese wife, co-coach and business partner, Brenda José of 18 years, Robert explores the many ways in which the spirit world is communicating with the living with real scientific studies and evidence. He gives inspiring conferences on The Secret Afterlife.

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