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New Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder Revised 2nd Edition: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutionsby M.D. Jan Fawcett
Synopses & Reviews
The second edition of this groundbreaking guidebook provides up-to-date treatments and compassionate guidance for anyone affected by bipolar disorder—from the recently diagnosed to chronic sufferers and their families. You’ll receive tips from world-renowned experts—including coauthor Nancy Rosenfeld, herself a bipolar survivor—and learn about vital new options and innovations in bipolar treatment and research, such as:
•New precautions: why some patients can get worse rather than better when taking antidepressant medication
•The inside story on atypical antipsychotic medications, antidepressants, and other medications that affect neurotransmitters
•New genetic research, studies on serotonin, studies into childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder, and results of neuron imaging and neuropsychological testing
•Advice on making instant, effective lifestyle changes, coping with stigma, and deciding whether or not—and how—to disclose your illness to others.
•A guide to the many evolving forms of psychotherapy
Integrating first-person narratives with the latest in medical research, a comprehensive handbook for people suffering from bipolar disorder includes vital new information and cutting-edge solutions for dealing with the problem, as well as a question-and-answer section to address common queries and helpful suggestions for both sufferers and their families. Original. 20,000 first printing.
JAN FAWCETT, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, shared the Falcone Prize for research on depression and suicide in 2005. The author of seven other books, he is the editor of Psychiatric Annals and a mental health consultant on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
BERNARD GOLDEN, Ph.D., has been a practicing psychologist for more than thirty years. He is the founder of Anger Management Education and the author of two other books.
NANCY ROSENFELD, a bipolar survivor, is the author of two other books, including Just as Much a Woman. In 1993 she founded AAA Books Unlimited, a literary agency based in Chicago, Illinois.
Table of Contents
Foreword / Frederick K. Goodwin — Introduction — 1. Living with bipolar disorder — 2. Diagnosis of bipolar disorder — 3. The biology of bipolar disorder — 4. Medication therapy — 5. Psychotherapy — 6. Evolving forms of psychotherapy — 7. The prevention of suicide in bipolar disorder — 8. The stigma of mental illness — 9. Optimism, hope, and transcendence — 10. The spirit of self-help — 11. A special concern : childhood/adolescent bipolar illness — 12. Living with people with bipolar disorder — 13. Compassion, self-compassion, and bipolar disorder — 14. Take advantage of support groups — 15. Questions and answers regarding bipolar disorder — Notes — Glossary.
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