"...Bipolar expert Candida Fink has written a book that explains it clearly, and provides plenty of advice on the latest drugs as well as telling you how to spot early signs of the condition..." (Independent on Sunday, 25th September 2005)From the Publisher:
Bipolar Disorder affects many more people than just the 2.5 million Americans who suffer from the disease. Like depression and other serious illnesses, bipolar disorder also affects spouses, partners, family members, friends and coworkers. And, according to the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, 15% of children diagnosed with ADHD may actually be suffering from early-onset of Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder For Dummies reveals some of the causes and consequences of bipolar disorder, let you in on some crisis survival strategies, and describe ways that friends and family members can support loved ones who have the disease. The book includes an overview of the causes and symptoms of bipolar disorder, explains step-by-step how to obtain an accurate diagnosis, discusses the medications available, and tells what you can and can't do to help someone with the disease. You'll learn: * The different categories and potential causes of bipolar disorder * How to select the right mental health specialist * Managing employment-related issues brought on because of the disorder * How bipolar disorder affects children * Advocating for yourself or a loved one * Planning ahead for manic and depressive episodes * Selecting the best medications for you-including alternative "natural" treatments * How to survive an immediate crisis situation * Identifying triggers and mapping your moods Complete with fill-in-the-blanks forms and charts, key web site and email addresses, 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 help everyone affected feel a whole lot better.
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Descripción For Dummies, 2005. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction.Part I: Boning Up on Bipolar Disorder.Chapter 1: Living La Vida Bipolar.Chapter 2: Demystifying Bipolar Disorder.Chapter 3: A Positive Prognosis with a Proactive Plan.Part II: Taming the Bipolar Beast.Chapter 4: Let's Get Physical: Ruling Out Other Health Issues.Chapter 5: Getting a Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment Plan.Chapter 6: Building a Winning Mood-Management Team.Part III: Opening the Treatment Toolbox: A Comprehensive, Integrated Approach.Chapter 7: Touring the Bipolar Pharmacy.Chapter 8: Retooling Your Mind through Therapy.Chapter 9: Expanding Your Treatment Options.Part IV: Helping Yourself.Chapter 10: Surviving Your Current Crisis.Chapter 11: Healing at Your Own Pace.Chapter 12: Identifying Your Triggers and Mapping Your Moods.Chapter 13: Restructuring Your Life.Chapter 14: Working Out and Eating Right.Chapter 15: Battling the Urge to Fly Solo.Part V: Assisting a Friend or Relative with Bipolar Disorder.Chapter 16: Supporting Your Loved One.Chapter 17: Planning Ahead for a Possible Crisis.Chapter 18: Backing Your Bipolar Child.Part VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 19: Ten Questions to Ask a Psychiatrist or Therapist.Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Fight the High Cost of Treatment.Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Help the Bipolar Community.Appendix: A Glossary of Bipolar-Related Terms.Index. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0764584510
Descripción For Dummies, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 1. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0764584510
Descripción For Dummies, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110764584510