Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families

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JHU Press, Jan 17, 2014 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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Compassionate and comprehensive, Dr. Francis Mondimore's pathbreaking guide has helped thousands of people and their loved ones cope with bipolar disorder. Now in its third edition, Bipolar Disorder has been thoroughly updated with new information about the causes of the disorder, tools for diagnosis, and advances in treatment. Dr. Mondimore surveys new medications for treating bipolar disorder, including asenapine, iloperidone, paliperidone, lurasidone, and oxcarbazepine, exploring the benefits and potential side effects of each. He also reviews the scientific studies that back up claims for recommended nutritional supplements, such as omega-3s and NAC—and tells you which ones to leave on the shelf.

Dr. Mondimore discusses recent changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and reviews the exciting new findings of the largest multicenter evaluation of best-treatment practices for bipolar disorder ever carried out, the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD). He describes how these findings, gleaned from the treatment experiences of thousands of patients, will improve treatment decisions.

With insight and sensitivity, Dr. Mondimore makes complex medical concepts easy to understand and describes what it is like for people to live with bipolar disorder. He recommends changes to daily routines and lifestyle that will improve the quality of life for patients and offers expert advice on planning for emergencies and identifying when and how to seek help. Throughout the book, Dr. Mondimore focuses on the importance of building a support system for everyone affected by this unpredictable illness.

 

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User Review  - woolgathering - LibraryThing

Excellent resource. Not only does the author describe symptoms and treatment options, he also goes into the history of the diagnosis, including early treatment methods that didn't work and ones that ... Read full review

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As a parent to a child with pediatric bipolar disorder I am constantly in search of new resources that will help ease the day to day digressions, which occur with this roller coaster diagnosis. I am ... Read full review

Contents

SYMPTOMS SYNDROMES AND DIAGNOSIS
1
TREATMENT
69
VARIATIONS CAUSES AND CONNECTIONS
159
GETTING BETTER AND STAYING WELL
215
Notes
261
Index
279
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Francis Mark Mondimore, M.D., is a psychiatrist on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Mood Disorders Clinic at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His books include Borderline Personality Disorder: New Reasons for Hope; Depression, the Mood Disease; and Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Parents, all published by Johns Hopkins.

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