Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult's Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder

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New Harbinger Publications, Feb 2, 2010 - Self-Help - 176 pages
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When you travel to a new city, it helps to have a map close at hand. On the first day of school, you need to have your schedule of classes. And if you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or suspect you may have it, then it's even more important to have a guidebook within reach.

Facing Bipolar will help you navigate the world of medications, therapists, and the up-and-down mood cycles common to the disorder. It clearly explains what bipolar disorder is and provides sound guidance for developing the necessary coping skills to manage its impact on your life.

In this book you'll discover:

  • How therapy and medications can help
  • When and how to tell your friends, roommates, and teachers
  • The four key factors that will bring more stability to your life
  • How to develop a support network and access college resources
  • Ways to overcome the challenges in accepting this illness
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    Contents

    introduction
    1
    1 what is bipolar disorderand how can you tell ifyou have it?
    7
    2 getting help
    27
    3 how do you accept all this?
    45
    the four Ss of bipolar stability
    77
    5 how open can you be about your disorder?
    99
    6 managing your independence
    119
    7 looking forward
    135
    Internet resources
    153
    using the Sleep Mood and Energy Chart
    155
    references
    159
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    Russ Federman, PhD, is director of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Virginia and clinical assistant professor in the university's Department of Psychiatry and Neurobiological Sciences. He is a licensed psychologist, a diplomate in clinical psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of College Counseling.

    J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., MD, is a staff psychiatrist at the University of Virginia's Counseling and Psychological Services in the Department of Student Health. He is a clinical assistant professor in the university's Department of Psychiatry and Neurobiological Sciences. He is also a staff psychiatrist at the University of Virginia's Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy and at Region 10 Community Services. He maintains a private practice in Charlottesville, VA.

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