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

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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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This book is a must for families and consumers who have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. It is a great handbook which explains the illness and how to cope. I highly recommend this book. Read full review

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

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Hard on the heels of Fuller Torrey and Michael B. Knable's excellent Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families and Providers (LJ 1/02) comes another strong ... 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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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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