Owning Bipolar with Michael Pipich

by Scott Barry Kaufman, July 24, 2019

“Don’t be afraid. You are not alone.” – Michael Pipich

Today we have Michael Pipich on the podcast. Pippich is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist, and has treated a wide range of mental disorders and relationship problems in adults and adolescents for over 30 years. Michael is also a national speaker on Bipolar Disorder and has been featured on radio and in print media on a variety of topics. His latest book is Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can Take Control of Bipolar Disorder.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The main characteristics of bipolar disorder
  • The three main types of bipolar
  • The suicidal potential among bipolar
  • Michael’s three-phase approach to treat patients with bipolar
  • The benefits of mania
  • The link between bipolar and creativity
  • How people with bipolar can thrive
  • Taking responsibility for your bipolar
  • How loved ones and family members can support those with bipolar
  • Linkages between bipolar and the different types of narcissism
  • Reaching out to help others


One Response to “Owning Bipolar with Michael Pipich”

  1. Deirdre says:

    Thank you for your amazing podcasts.

    I find them fascinating and have inspired me to go a degree in psychology with counselling at the open university.
    I have finished my first year, doing it part time whilst still working as a counsellor at a senior school. I do love what I do.

    I agree with Michael. Taking responsibility for bi-polar and also about the creative side of things reframing that you don’t need to be in that mania. He explains it better. Thank you so much I am going to put out there Michaels ideas to someone I know who has no-polar and also reiterate the responsibility. I have been saying that. So it’s good to know I have being saying something right.
    Bless you.
    Deirdre

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