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Welcome to the jungle : everything you ever wanted to know about bipolar but were too freaked out to ask

Author: Hilary T Smith
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Red Wheel/Weiser, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bipolar is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric conditions among teens and twenty-somethings--yet there are very few books out there written specifically for young people experiencing mental illness for the first time. Upfront, empowering approach to the challenges of being diagnosed with bipolar. Both humorous and immensely honest, it offers a true 'in the trenches' perspective young readers will trust.
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Biography
Named Person: Hilary T Smith; Hilary Smith
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary T Smith
ISBN: 9781573244725 1573244724
OCLC Number: 441209487
Notes: Bipolar is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric conditions among teens and twenty-somethings--yet there are very few books out there written specifically for young people experiencing mental illness for the first time. Upfront, empowering approach to the challenges of being diagnosed with bipolar. Both humorous and immensely honest, it offers a true 'in the trenches' perspective young readers will trust.
Description: 203 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. What just happened? : Life beyond the diagnosis --
2. Mania, depression, psychosis, oh my! : A whirlwind tour through the episodes of bipolar disorder --
3. You've got drugs : Wrapping your head around meds --
4. Shrinks : What they're for and how they can help --
5. This is your manager speaking : Taming episodes with food, sleep, and exercise --
6. Grace under fire : Keeping a cool head in crappy situations --
7. Here be downers : Drugs, booze, and suicide --
8. The game of life : Bipolar in college and at work --
9. Voices not in your head : Dealing with friends and family --
10. Hippie shit that actually works : Herbs, wilderness time, and other ways to help yourself keep your shit together --
11. Hell is finding good insurance : How to get your ass covered in troubled time --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Hilary Smith.

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Bipolar is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric conditions among teens and twenty-somethings--yet there are very few books out there written specifically for young people experiencing mental illness for the first time. Upfront, empowering approach to the challenges of being diagnosed with bipolar. Both humorous and immensely honest, it offers a true 'in the trenches' perspective young readers will trust.

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