Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118432053
  • ISBN-13: 9781118432051
  • DDC: 616.895
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Bipolar Disorder For Dummies is one of the most reassuring and successful guides on the shelf. This new and updated 2nd edition keeps the informaiton relevant and useful for readers with more than 25 percent new content: New diagnosis methods developed by the American Psychiatric Association Increased coverage of genetics, biochemistry, and imaging studies relevant to bipolar Expanded coverage on how to handle the high costs of treatment, and supporting a loved one (who may not want help) Updated and expanded medication guide and treatment options, including Deep Brain Stimulation New findings about therapy, including mindfulness and the Family-to-Family model New information that empowers readers to handle crises New data on backing a bipolar child, and added coverage on special populations (how bipolar affects different groups, like women and various ethnic groups.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
Authors’ Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Getting to Know Bipolar Disorder.
3: Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Diagnosis to Recovery.
4: Demystifying Bipolar Disorder.
5: A Positive Prognosis with a Proactive Plan.
6: Taming the Bipolar Beast.
7: Getting Physical: Ruling Out Other Health Issues.
8: Getting a Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment Plan.
9: Building a Winning Mood-Management Team.
10: Managing Bipolar Disorder with Meds and Other Biological Treatments.
11: Touring the Bipolar Pharmacy.
12: Coming to Terms with Medications and Their Side Effects.
13: Expanding Your Biological Treatment Options.
14: Treating Bipolar Disorder in Women and Other Specific Populations.
15: Developing Essential Survival Skills.
16: Exploring Self-Help Strategies, Therapies, and Other Supports.
17: Making Lifestyle Adjustments.
18: Communicating Effectively.
19: Solving Problems and Resolving Conflict.
20: Planning Ahead for a Mood Episode.
21: Dealing with the Fallout.
22: From Hospitalization to Recovery.
23: Getting Back to Work … Or Not.
24: Overcoming Financial Setbacks.
25: Assisting a Friend or Relative with Bipolar Disorder.
26: Supporting Your Loved One.
27: Dealing with Crisis Situations.
28: Backing Your Bipolar Child or Teen.
29: The Part of Tens.
30: Ten Questions to Ask a Psychiatrist or Therapist.
31: Ten Tips for Managing Bipolar.
Appendix: Glossary of Bipolar-Related Terms.