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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Bipolar Disorder (Complete Idiot's Guides)by Jay Carter
Synopses & Reviews
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
< ���The number of children and teens diagnosed as bipolar has more than tripled since 1994
���Includes information on parenting a child with bipolar disorder
Book News Annotation:
Carter, a licensed psychologist who has appeared on national television and radio, leads general readers through an accessible yet detailed overview of bipolar disorder basics, symptoms, treatment, and practical coping methods. Using as few technical terms as possible, the book defines essential terms, describes stages and subtypes of the disorder, outlines types of talk therapy, and explains professional credentials of therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists. Some other issues explored include dual diagnosis, creating a treatment plan, legal and insurance issues, and damage control. A section for families tells how to get help for a bipolar family member, and gives advice for parents of teens and pre-teens. The reader-friendly layout contains boxed definitions, red flags signs and symptoms, research boxes, and quotes from real people with BP. A glossary is included. Dempsey has written about the experience of having a bipolar child. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Jay Carter, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist, author, and professional speaker who has appeared on Larry King Live, Montel Williams, The Rolanda Show and other media. He has consulted with the Oprah Winfrey Show and his work has appeared in Oprah magazine, Reader's Digest, and Cosmopolitan.
Bobbi Dempsey, author and the parent of a bipolar child, has written about the family's experience with the condition for Parents magazine.
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