The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Second Edition: What You and Your Family Need to Know (Google eBook)

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Guilford Press, Feb 28, 2011 - Psychology - 342 pages
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Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step toward reclaiming your life from bipolar disorder. But if you or someone you love is struggling with the frantic highs and crushing lows of this illness, there are still many hurdles to surmount at home, at work, and in daily life. You need current information and practical problem-solving advice you can count on. You've come to the right place.

* How can you distinguish between early warning signs of bipolar mood swings and normal ups and downs? * What medications are available, and what are their side effects? * What should you do when you find yourself escalating into mania or descending into depression? * How can you tell your coworkers about your illness without endangering your career? * If you have a family member with bipolar disorder, how can you provide constructive help and support?   Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz offers straight talk, true stories, and proven strategies that can help you achieve greater balance and free yourself from out-of-control moods. The updated second edition of this bestselling guide has the latest facts on medications and therapy, an expanded discussion of parenting issues for bipolar adults, and a new chapter, "For Women Only."

 

  

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Review: The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know

User Review  - Sexy - Goodreads

I would have to say this book provides quite a plethora of not only useful, but practical information as well as guidance on how to go about organizing one's life. I must say, I think the author isn't ... Read full review

Review: The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know

User Review  - Lauryl - Goodreads

A decent resource for basic information on bipolar disorder and its treatment but lacking in depth. A good first book for the newly diagnosed and their families. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
3
Chapter 2
13
Chapter 3
30
Chapter 4
55
Chapter 5
73
Chapter 6
98
Chapter 7
133
Chapter 8
155
Chapter 10
215
Chapter 11
240
Chapter 12
256
Chapter 13
279
Resources for People with Bipolar Disorder
315
References
320
Index
332
About the Author
342

Chapter 9
185

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About the author (2011)

 

David J. Miklowitz, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Medicine, and Senior Clinical Researcher at Oxford University, UK. He directs the Integrative Study Center in Mood Disorders and the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program at the UCLA Semel Institute. Dr. Miklowitz's numerous publications include the award-winning book for professionals Bipolar Disorder: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach. He lives with his wife in Los Angeles.

 

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