The bipolar disorder survival guide What you and your family need to know

David Jay Miklowitz, 1957-

Book - 2019

Bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge--but it doesn't have to rule your life. Find the science-based information you need in the revised third edition of this indispensable guide. Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz shares proven strategies for managing your illness or supporting a loved one with the disorder. Learn specific steps to cope with mood episodes, reduce recurrences, avoid misdiagnosis, get the most out of treatment, resolve family conflicts, and make lifestyle changes to stay well. Updated throughout, the third edition has a new chapter on kids and teens; the latest facts on medications and therapy, including important advances in personalized care; and expanded coverage of the bipolar II subtype. It features boxes ...on complementary and alternative treatments and provides downloadable practical tools.

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New York : The Guilford Press [2019]
Main Author
David Jay Miklowitz, 1957- (author)
Third edition
Physical Description
x, 444 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part I. The Experience and Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder
  • Chapter 1. How This Book Can Help You Survive-and Thrive
  • Chapter 2. Understanding the Experience of Bipolar Disorder
  • Chapter 3. Into the Doctor's Court: Getting an Accurate Diagnosis
  • Chapter 4. "Is It an Illness or Is It Me?": Coping with the Diagnosis
  • Part II. Laying the Foundation for Effective Treatment
  • Chapter 5. Where Bipolar Disorder Comes From: Genetics, Biology, and Stress
  • Chapter 6. What Medications and Psychotherapy Can Do for You
  • Chapter 7. Coming to Terms with Your Medications
  • Part III. Practical Strategies for Staying Well
  • Chapter 8. Tips to Help You Manage Moods
  • Chapter 9. Heading Off the Escalation of Mania
  • Chapter 10. Halting the Spiral of Depression
  • Chapter 11. Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings
  • Chapter 12. For Women Only: What You Need to Know about Bipolar Disorder and Your Health
  • Chapter 13. Succeeding at Home and at Work: Communication, Problem-Solving Skills, and Dealing Effectively with Stigma
  • Chapter 14. "Does My Child Have Bipolar Disorder?": How Would You Know and What Should You Do?
  • Resources for People with Bipolar Disorder
  • References
  • Index
  • About the Author
Review by Library Journal Review

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 title. Both books cover the origins, symptoms, and treatments for bipolar disorder, with emphasis on current medications. The main difference between the two books is that the current title by Miklowitz (psychology, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) is intended for patients. It spends a good deal of time on issues exclusive to the sufferer how to come to terms with the diagnosis, whom to confide in, and how to recognize one's own mood swings. More concise in its treatment of the issues just mentioned, Torrey and Knable's title is addressed to a more general audience, spends more time reviewing the scientific evidence concerning the origins of the disease, and has a much more useful resource list. On the whole, Surviving Manic Depression would be the first choice for most libraries, with Miklowitz's book recommended for patient education libraries and medium and large public libraries. Mary Ann Hughes, Neill P.L., Pullman, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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