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Bipolar Disorder For Dummies

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Bipolar Disorder For Dummies

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Get an accurate diagnosis and get on with enjoying and living your life!

Bipolar Disorder affects many more people than just the millions who suffer from the disease. Like depression and other serious illnesses, bipolar disorder also affects spouses, partners, family members, friends, and coworkers.

Bipolar Disorder For Dummies explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. You'll get reassuring, sound advice and self-help techniques that you and your loved ones, including kids and teens, can use to ease and eliminate symptoms, function in times of crisis, plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes, and feel a whole lot better.

  • Covers new diagnosis methods developed by the American Psychiatric Association
  • Increased coverage of genetics, biochemistry, and imaging studies relevant to bipolar disorder
  • Advice on supporting a loved one (who may not want help)
  • Updated and expanded medication guide and treatment options, including Deep Brain Stimulation

Complete with fill-in-the-blank forms and charts, key online resources, and first-hand accounts from real people, Bipolar Disorder For Dummies gives you the latest information and self-help strategies you and your loved ones need to conquer this disease and get on with your lives.

Get an accurate diagnosis and get on with enjoying and living your life!

Bipolar Disorder affects many more people than just the millions who suffer from the disease. Like depression and other serious illnesses, bipolar disorder also affects spouses, partners, family members, friends, and coworkers.

Bipolar Disorder For Dummies explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. You'll get reassuring, sound advice and self-help techniques that you and your loved ones, including kids and teens, can use to ease and eliminate symptoms, function in times of crisis, plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes, and feel a whole lot better.

  • Covers new diagnosis methods developed by the American Psychiatric Association
  • Increased coverage of genetics, biochemistry, and imaging studies relevant to bipolar disorder
  • Advice on supporting a loved one (who may not want help)
  • Updated and expanded medication guide and treatment options, including Deep Brain Stimulation

Complete with fill-in-the-blank forms and charts, key online resources, and first-hand accounts from real people, Bipolar Disorder For Dummies gives you the latest information and self-help strategies you and your loved ones need to conquer this disease and get on with your lives.

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Table of Contents-
  • Introduction 1

    Part I: Getting to Know Bipolar Disorder 9

    Chapter 1: Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Diagnosis to Recovery 11

    Chapter 2: Demystifying Bipolar Disorder 25

    Chapter 3: A Positive Prognosis with a Proactive Plan 45

    Part II: Taming the Bipolar Beast 55

    Chapter 4: Getting Physical: Ruling Out Other Health Issues 57

    Chapter 5: Getting a Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment Plan 69

    Chapter 6: Building a Winning Mood-Management Team 85

    Part III: Managing Bipolar Disorder with Meds and Other Biological Treatments 99

    Chapter 7: Touring the Bipolar Pharmacy 101

    Chapter 8: Coming to Terms with Medications and Their Side Effects 123

    Chapter 9: Expanding Your Biological Treatment Options 139

    Chapter 10: Treating Bipolar Disorder in Women and Other Specific Populations 151

    Part IV: Developing Essential Survival Skills 165

    Chapter 11: Exploring Self-Help Strategies, Therapies, and Other Supports 167

    Chapter 12: Making Lifestyle Adjustments 181

    Chapter 13: Communicating Effectively 197

    Chapter 14: Solving Problems and Resolving Conflict 209

    Chapter 15: Planning Ahead for a Mood Episode 219

    Part V: Dealing with the Fallout 229

    Chapter 16: From Hospitalization to Recovery 231

    Chapter 17: Getting Back to Work Or Not 245

    Chapter 18: Overcoming Financial Setbacks 257

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