Synopses & Reviews
In Mindfulness for Bipolar Disorder, psychiatrist and neuroscientist William R. Marchand provides an innovative, breakthrough program based in neuroscience and mindfulness practices to help you find relief from your bipolar symptoms.
If you have bipolar disorder, you may experience feelings of mania or high energy, followed by periods of depression and sadness. These unusual shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels can make it extremely difficult to carry out day-to-day tasksand ultimately reach your goals. Finding balance may be a daily struggle, even if you are on medication or in therapy. So, what else can you do to start feeling better?
Mindfulnessthe act of present moment awarenessmay be the missing puzzle piece in effectively treating your bipolar disorder. In the book, you will learn how to actively work through feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress in order to improve the quality of your life. Written by a prominent psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and mindfulness teacher who draws upon his research experience and personal mindfulness practice as a monk in the Soto Zen tradition, this book will provide you with the tools needed to get your symptoms under control.
If youve sought treatment for bipolar disorder but are still struggling with symptoms, mindfulness may be the missing piece to solving the bipolar puzzle and taking back your life. This book will help you get started right away.
The Bipolar II Disorder Workbook is designed to help readers manage recurring depression, hypomania, and anxiety associated with bipolar II disorder. This user-friendly self-help workbook draws on evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and other mindfulness-based approaches to help those suffering from bipolar II disorder live more normal lives.
Most people have heard of bipolar disorder, a mental health condition that is marked by manic episodes and periods of intense depression. Bipolar II disorder differs from bipolar I in that sufferers may never experience a full manic episode, although they may experience periods of high energy and impulsiveness (hypomania), as well as depression and anxiety. If you have been diagnosed with bipolar II, or even if you think that you may have this disorder, you may be frightened by the highs and lows of your intense emotions. Fortunately, there are proven-effective treatments that can help you find a sense of calm and peace of mind.
Written by an extremely accomplished team of bipolar experts, The Bipolar II Disorder Workbook is designed to help you manage the recurring depression, hypomania, and anxiety that can arise as a result of your condition. The convenient workbook format combines evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and other mindfulness-based exercises to help you manage your emotions, track your progress, and ultimately live a happy and more productive life.
This is the first self-help workbook available specifically for individuals diagnosed with bipolar II disorder.
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Fifth Edition, a revision of the bestselling classic, offers readers a step-by-step plan for overcoming anxiety and presents the latest treatment strategies for a variety of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook has already helped over one million readers make a full and lasting recovery from generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other anxiety-related issues. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this workbook can be used alone or as a supplement to therapy to help you develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting worried thoughts and putting yourself back in control.
This new edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest anxiety research and medications, and also includes new therapeutic techniques that have been proven effective for the treatment of anxiety and anxiety-related conditions. Each worksheet in this book will help you learn the skills you need to manage your anxiety and start living more freely than you ever thought possible.
With this workbook, you'll learn a range of proven methods for overcoming anxiety, such as relaxation and breathing techniques, challenging negative self-talk and mistaken beliefs, and imagery and real-life desensitization. In addition, you will learn how to make lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise changes and cultivate skills for preventing and coping with and preventing panic attacks.
In Mindfulness for Bipolar Disorder, psychiatrist and neuroscientist William R. Marchand provides a breakthrough program based in cutting-edge neuroscience and mindfulness practices to target bipolar symptoms. Along with healthy lifestyle changes, therapy, and medication, Marchand shows how mindfulness is the missing piece in successful bipolar treatment. Using the mindfulness skills outlined in the book, readers will learn how to work through feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress in order to improve their quality of life and find their true center.
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder provides readers with DBT skills such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, and radical acceptance to help them move away from the destructive behaviors that often accompany bipolar disorder.
Even if you've just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it's likely that you've been living with it for a long time. You've probably already developed your own ways of coping with recurring depression, the consequences of manic episodes, and the constant, uncomfortable feeling that you're at the mercy of your emotions. Some of these methods may work; others might do more harm than good. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder will help you integrate your coping skills with a new and effective dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) plan for living well with bipolar disorder.
The four DBT skills you'll learn in this workbook-mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness-will help you manage your emotional ups and downs and minimize the frequency and intensity of depressive and manic episodes. By using this book in conjunction with medication and professional care, you'll soon experience relief from your bipolar symptoms and come to enjoy the calm and confident feeling of being in control.
- Learn mindfulness and acceptance skills
- Cope with depressive and manic episodes in healthy ways
- Manage difficult emotions and impulsive urges
- Maintain relationships with friends and family members
About the Author
Stephanie McMurrich Roberts, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. Roberts has published a number of peer-reviewed articles related to bipolar disorder and depression. A former instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School and staff psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, she now works in private practice in Boston, MA.Louisa Grandin Sylvia, PhD, is associate director of psychology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, director of health and wellness at the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. She is a skilled cognitive behavioral therapist who develops psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder and serious mental illness. She is currently examining the efficacy of a nutrition, exercise, and wellness therapy for bipolar disorder.
Noreen A. Reilly-Harrington, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert on the cognitive-behavioral treatment of bipolar disorder and has coauthored several books and numerous scientific articles on bipolar disorder. For the past seventeen years, she has been on the staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. She has trained thousands of clinicians for academic and industry-sponsored studies in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of bipolar disorder, and currently serves as the director of training and assessment for the Bipolar Trials Network.