The bipolar disorder answer book Answers to more than 275 of your most pressing questions

Charles Atkins

Book - 2007

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Published
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks c2007.
Language
English
Physical Description
xi, 321 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781402210570
1402210574
Main Author
Charles Atkins (-)
  • Bipolar basics
  • The bipolar spectrum: one size does not fit all
  • Getting into treatment
  • Medications: useful tools on the road to recovery
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Antipsychotic medications
  • Antidepressants and other medications
  • Other medical therapies
  • Psychotherapies and supportive strategies
  • Relapse prevention strategies
  • Bipolar disorder and substance abuse and chemical dependency
  • Other common coexisting psychiatric disorders and treatment strategies
  • Age, gender, and cultural issues
  • Living with bipolar disorder
  • Survival tips for family and friends
  • Finding resources: the patchwork quilt of behavioral healthcare in America.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Approximately 5.7 million Americans have bipolar disorder, a brain disorder also known as manic-depressive illness.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Approximately 5.7 million Americans have bipolar disorder, a brain disorder also known as manic-depressive illness. The Bipolar Disorder Answer Book is an authoritative reference for people with Bipolar Disorder and their loved ones, providing sound advice and immediate answers to their most pressing questions.Written by an experienced psychiatrist, The Bipolar Disorder Answer Book covers such topics as:-What are the symptoms and different types of Bipolar Disorder?-Can other illnesses cause Bipolar Disorder?-What therapies, medications and relapse-prevention strategies can help with Bipolar Disorder?-How does Bipolar Disorder differ in children and adults?-What special issues are there for women with Bipolar Disorder?-How can family and friends respond in a psychiatric emergency?The Bipolar Disorder Answer Book offers up clear, confident counsel in an easy-to-read Q&A format that explains confusing medical lingo and guides readers through the world of Bipolar Disorder.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Approximately 5.7 million Americans have bipolar disorder, a brain disorder also known as manic-depressive illness. The Bipolar Disorder Answer Book is an authoritative reference for people with Bipolar Disorder and their loved ones, providing sound advice and immediate answers to their most pressing questions.Written by an experienced psychiatrist, The Bipolar Disorder Answer Book covers such topics as:-What are the symptoms and different types of Bipolar Disorder?-Can other illnesses cause Bipolar Disorder?-What therapies, medications and relapse-prevention strategies can help with Bipolar Disorder?-How does Bipolar Disorder differ in children and adults?-What special issues are there for women with Bipolar Disorder?-How can family and friends respond in a psychiatric emergency?The Bipolar Disorder Answer Book offers up clear, confident counsel in an easy-to-read Q&A format that explains confusing medical lingo and guides readers through the world of Bipolar Disorder.