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Tried everything but still not feeling better?
If your depression keeps coming back or is even getting worse, then you may be suffering from bipolar II or “soft” bipolar disorder. Commonly misdiagnosed, these mood disorders are characterized by recurring bouts of depression along with anxiety, irritability, mood swings, sleep problems, or intrusive thoughts.
Why Am I Still Depressed? shows you how to identify if you have a nonmanic form of bipolar disorder and how to work with your doctor to safely and effectively treat it.
Author James R. Phelps, M.D., gives you the latest tools and knowledge so you can:
- Understand the Mood Spectrum, a powerful new tool for diagnosis
- Know all your treatment options, including mood-stabilizing medications and research-tested psychotherapies
- Examine the potential hazards of taking antidepressant medications
- Manage your condition with exercise and lifestyle changes
- Help family and friends with this condition understand their diagnosis and find treatment
"The only guide written specifically for the millions who suffer from "soft" bipolar disorder
People with "soft" bipolar disorder, also known as Bipolar II, have frequent episodes of depression along with anxiety, irritability, and restless sleep. "Why Am I Still Depressed? helps you discover if you or someone you love may have a nonmanic form of bipolar disorder and shows how to work with doctors to safely treat the condition. Dr. Jim Phelps, a psychiatrist who specializes in treating bipolar disorder, examines the advantages and potential hazards of taking antidepressant medications and explores a range of treatment options, including exercise, research-tested psychotherapies, and medication approaches, from principle to practice.
About the Author
James R. Phelps, M.D., has been practicing psychiatry for more than fifteen years and specializes in treating bipolar disorder. He speaks on bipolar disorder throughout the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Phelps has authored journal articles for American Journal of Medicine, Academic Psychiatry, Journal of Affective Disorders, and Academic Medicine. For more information visit his website PsychEducation.org.