Bipolar Disorder Answer Book: Practical Answers to the Top 300 Questions Parents Ask

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Sourcebooks, Inc., 2007 - Electronic books - 321 pages
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Approximately 5.7 million Americans have bipolar disorder, a brain disorder also known as manic-depressive illness.
 

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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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