The Bipolar Disorder Answer Book: Answers to More Than 275 of Your Most Pressing Questions (Google eBook)

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Sourcebooks, Inc., 2007 - Self-Help - 321 pages
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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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Contents

Bipolar Basics
1
The Bipolar Spectrum One Diagnosis Does Not Fit All
35
Getting Into Treatment
65
Medications Useful Tools on the Road to Recovery
87
Mood Stabilizers
103
Antipsychotic Medications
123
Antidepressants and Other Medications
137
Other Medical Therapies
149
Age Gender and Cultural Issues
221
Living with Bipolar Disorder
247
Survival Tips for Family and Friends
259
Finding Resources The Patchwork Quilt of Behavioral Healthcare in America
273
Resources and Readings
281
State by State Guide to Mental Health Agencies
289
Chapter Notes and References
297
Index
307

Psychotherapies and Supportive Strategies
157
Relapse Prevention Strategies
175
Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency
187
Other Common Coexisting Psychiatric Disorders and Treatment Strategies
207
About the Author
323
Back Cover
325
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About the author (2007)

Charles Atkins, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist working in Waterbury, Connecticut. He's on the clinical faculty at Yale University, where he trained. He has published over a hundred articles and columns, as well as psychological thrillers, including one with a hero who has bipolar disorder. His website is www.charlesatkins.com.

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