The Complete Idiot's Guide to Bipolar Disorder: Understand, Treat, and Thrive with Bipolar Disorder

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Clear answers on correctly diagnosing and living with bipolar disorder.

This comprehensive and reliable guide addresses how bipolar disorder is different from other disorders, the latest research into bipolar treatments, strategies for living with bipolar disorder, and much more.

·Bipolar disorder is estimated to be the sixth leading cause of disability in the world, and the number of Americans diagnosed as bipolar may be as high as 10 million
·Includes information on parenting a child with bipolar disorder

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About the author

Bobbi Dempsey is an author and freelance writer for major publications, including Family Circle, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Journal, and more. Her article on how home inspections can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning appears in Family Circle's December 2003 issue.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Apr 7, 2009
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781101046838
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Nervous System (incl. Brain)
Psychology / Psychopathology / Bipolar Disorder
Self-Help / Mood Disorders / Bipolar Disorder
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This content is DRM protected.
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For Dr. Wes Burgess, the diagnosis of bipolar disorder means hope-hope for the estimated ten million people who will develop the disorder during their lifetimes, and hope for the families and friends of people who suffer from it. Drawing upon the real questions asked by patients and families during his nearly twenty years as a bipolar specialist, The Bipolar Handbook comprehensively tackles every area of the disorder, from its causes to medical treatment and psychotherapy, to strategies for creating a healthy lifestyle, to the prevention of, coping with, and treatment of bipolar episodes. From the more than five hundred questions and answers, you'll learn:

- what to expect when pursuing a diagnosis
- how to choose the right doctor or specialist
- how to get the disorder under control
- what treatments and medication protocols are best for you
- how to reduce stress to prevent manic and depressive episodes
- what family members and friends can do to support you, and more

Dr. Burgess also addresses unique lifestyle concerns facing bipolar individuals. Special chapters on practical strategies for career success, building healthy relationships, issues that specifically affect bipolar women, and coping techniques for families and friends further explore the impact of the disorder on daily life.

The Bipolar Handbook's easy-to-access format and full chapter of resources, as well as diagnostic criteria from the American Psychiatric Association and the National Institute for Mental Health, make this a versatile guide-perfect for quick reference and in-depth discovery.
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