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The bipolar disorder survival guide : what you and your family need to know

Author: David Jay Miklowitz
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive guide offers straight talk that can help people with bipolar disorder take charge of their illness and reclaim their lives. It is filled with practical self-assessment and self-management strategies ... The book helps individuals and family members come to terms with the diagnosis; recognize early warning signs of manic or depressive episodes; cope with mood triggers, medication problems, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Guide (Descripteur de forme)
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Jay Miklowitz
ISBN: 1572307129 9781572307124 1572305258 9781572305250
OCLC Number: 47957466
Description: x, 322 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Why do I need this book? --
What bipolar disorder looks like--to you, to the doctors, and to everyone else --
Into the doctor's court: what to expect from the diagnostic process --
Is it an illness or is it me?: tips on coping with the diagnosis --
Where does bipolar disorder come from?: genetics, biology, and stress --
What can medication and psychotherapy do for me? --
Coming to terms with your medication --
How can I manage my disorder?: practical ways to maintain wellness --
What can I do if I think I'm getting manic? --
What can I do if I think I'm getting depressed? --
Dealing with suicidal thoughts and feelings --
Coping effectively in family and work settings.
Responsibility: David J. Miklowitz.
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A comprehensive guide offering straight talk that can help people with bipolar disorder take charge of their illness and reclaim their lives.  Read more...

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'A practical, straightforward book that will be a great help to those who have bipolar illness, as well as their families.' - Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, author of An Unquiet Mind

 
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