The Bipolar Disorder Answer Book: Answers to More Than 275 of Your Most Pressing Questions (Google eBook)
Approximately 5.7 million Americans have bipolar disorder, a brain disorder also known as manic-depressive illness. The Bipolar Disorder Answer Book is an authoritative reference for people with Bipolar Disorder and their loved ones, providing sound advice and immediate answers to their most pressing questions.
Written by an experienced psychiatrist, The Bipolar Disorder Answer Book covers such topics as:
-What are the symptoms and different types of Bipolar Disorder?
-Can other illnesses cause Bipolar Disorder?
-What therapies, medications and relapse-prevention strategies can help with Bipolar Disorder?
-How does Bipolar Disorder differ in children and adults?
-What special issues are there for women with Bipolar Disorder?
-How can family and friends respond in a psychiatric emergency?
The Bipolar Disorder Answer Book offers up clear, confident counsel in an easy-to-read Q&A format that explains confusing medical lingo and guides readers through the world of Bipolar Disorder.
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At 54, I do not know if I am coming or going. But this information has given me hope. I feel less lost in my psychosis. Anyone noticing the symptoms detailed on this site should seek treatment as soon as possible. If a psychiatrist does not agree with your self-diagnosis, based on the information provided by this site, try another doctor until the proper treatment is given you. By the way, the drug EFFEXOR is not an effective treatment.
The Bipolar Spectrum One Diagnosis Does Not Fit All
Getting Into Treatment
Medications Useful Tools on the Road to Recovery
Antidepressants and Other Medications
Other Medical Therapies
Age Gender and Cultural Issues
Living with Bipolar Disorder
Survival Tips for Family and Friends
Finding Resources The Patchwork Quilt of Behavioral Healthcare in America
Resources and Readings
State by State Guide to Mental Health Agencies
Psychotherapies and Supportive Strategies
Relapse Prevention Strategies
Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency
Other Common Coexisting Psychiatric Disorders and Treatment Strategies
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