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Title:
The bipolar disorder survival guide : what you and your family need to know / David J. Miklowitz, PhD.
ISBN:
9781462534982

9781462537273
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : The Guilford Press, [2019]
Physical Description:
x, 444 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents:
How this book can help you survive -- and thrive -- Understanding the experience of bipolar disorder -- Into the doctor's court : getting an accurate diagnosis -- "Is it an illness or is it me?" : coping with the diagnosis -- Where bipolar disorder comes from : genetics, biology, and stress -- What medications and psychotherapy can do for you -- Coming to terms with your medications -- Tips to help you manage moods -- Heading off the escalation of mania -- Halting the spiral of depression -- Overcoming suicidal thoughts and feelings -- For women only : what you need to know about bipolar disorder and your health -- Succeeding at home and at work : communication, problem-solving skills, and dealing effectively with stigma -- "Does my child have bipolar disorder?" : How would you know and what should you do?
Abstract:
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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