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Living with Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Individuals and Familiesupdated Editionby Michael W. Otto
Synopses & Reviews
Drawing on research documenting the strength of combining drug treatments with behavioral interventions for fighting bipolar disorder, Living with Bipolar Disorder takes a skill-based approach to managing the ups and downs commonly experienced with the disorder. With this book, readers can learn how to better recognize mood shifts before they happen, minimize their impact, and move on with their lives.
Written by the authors of Managing Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program, this helpful guide teaches individuals with bipolar disorder how to take charge of their illness and get the most out of professional treatment. The authors stress the importance of an active partnership in treatment, while providing information and strategies to help patients and their families enhance their independence and their management of bipolar disorder. In addition to the strategies directed to individuals suffering from bipolar disorder, this book also provides information and instructions for friends and family members so they'll have the tools to help their loved ones. Family members will learn how to recognize potential problems, provide encouragement, practice new coping skills, and understand what the patient is going through. The book also provides worksheets and forms to help the patient reinforce skills and practices learned in therapy. It includes information about the details of living with bipolar disorder, gives advice on the best ways to avoid relapses, and teaches how to anticipate problems.
Here then is a wealth of information on bipolar disorder partnered with effective strategies to reduce the likelihood of episodes of depression or mania and maximize the enjoyment of life.
Book News Annotation:
Written for individuals with bipolar disorder, their families, and doctors, the material is organized into two sections--understanding bipolar and its treatment, and managing your disorder. Coverage includes the basics of bipolar disorder, medication, psychotherapy, bipolar disorder in adolescents and children, stress and schedule management, attention to thinking biases, communication skills, anger management, life goals, mood charting, creating a treatment contract, and improving wellbeing. Boxed text containing self-care activities are included. The authors are psychologists and professors of psychology and psychiatry from the US. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Living with Bipolar Disorder is designed to help patients and their families develop the skills they need to be good consumers of treatment and to become expert partners in the management of this challenging disorder. Drawing on research documenting the strength of combining drug treatments with behavioral interventions for fighting bipolar disorder, the authors of this book take a skill-based, family-and-friends approach to managing the ups and downs commonly experienced with bipolar disorder. Readers will learn how to better recognize mood shifts before they happen, minimize their impact, and move on with their lives. Family members will learn how to recognize potential problems, provide encouragement, practice new coping skills, and understand what a loved one is going through. Living with Bipolar Disorder provides worksheets and forms to help readers reinforce skills and practices learned in therapy, as well as useful information about the details of living with bipolar disorder, advice on the best ways to avoid relapses, and strategies for anticipating problems. In this new edition, the authors have expanded the text to reflect the newest advances in research on the management of bipolar disorder, adding the latest in drug information, advice on selecting a therapist, a discussion of the challenges of transitioning from adolescence to adulthood with bipolar, managing stress, improving relationship and communication skills both with the family and with one's clinician, and more. Living with Bipolar Disorder offers a wealth of effective strategies to reduce the likelihood of episodes of depression or mania and maximize the enjoyment of life.
About the Author
Michael W. Otto, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Boston University.
Noreen A. Reilly-Harrington, Ph.D. and Robert O. Knauz, Ph.D. are Clinical Psychologists at Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructors at Harvard Medical School.
Aude Henin, Ph.D. is Co-Director of the Child CBT Program at Massachusetts General Hospital .
Jane N. Kogan, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Gary S. Sachs, M.D. is Founder of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Description of bipolar disorder
Chapter 3: medication Names and Common Dosages
Chapter 4: Getting in the Habit of Taking Medications
Chapter 5: Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder
Chapter 6: Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Children
Chapter 7: Stress and Schedule Management
Chapter 8: Attention to Thinking Biases
Chapter 9: Relationships and Communication Skills
Chapter 10: Managing Irritability and Anger
Chapter 11: Focusing on Life Goals
Chapter 12: Mood Charting
Chapter 13: Creating a Treatment contract
Chapter 14 - Improving Wellbeing
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