9781119121862

Bipolar Disorder For Dummies

Paperback / softback by Candida Fink, Joe Kraynak

Understand the realities of bipolar disorder

When one receives the diagnosis that they or a loved one has bipolar disorder, it can be a time of fear and worry. Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3rd Edition explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. You'll get reassuring, sound advice and self-help techniques that you and your loved ones, including kids and teens, can use to ease and eliminate symptoms, function in times of crisis, plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes, and feel a whole lot better.  This new edition will include new and updated content on 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, medications and treatment options, including DSM-5, ECT, and TMS along with new coverage on special populations (how bipolar affects different groups, like women and various ethnic groups and special populations, like seniors and expectant moms.

Bipolar disorder, which has also been called manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual mood swings and shifting energy levels. The symptoms of bipolar disorder can, if not understood and handled properly, wreak havoc on personal and professional relationships. Though bipolar disorder is a serious condition, it's one that can be treated! With a firm understanding of what you're dealing with, you can navigate your way through the challenges of bipolar disorder, whether you or a loved one suffers from this illness.

  • Recognize the warning signs of mania and depression, which may point to bipolar disorder
  • Understand where to find the latest treatment options
  • Stay on track with personal and professional aspects of life
  • Effectively and compassionately respond to rants, depression, mania, and other behaviors associated with bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers straightforward, reassuring information about bipolar disorder to help you or your loved one conquer the disease.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 416 pages Language: English
Dimension: 183 x 31 x 229mm ISBN10: 1119121868
Weight: 544g ISBN13: 9781119121862
Publication Date: 16 Oct 2015 Publisher: Wiley

ABOUT AUTHOR

Candida Fink, MD is a psychiatrist, board certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry, who specializes in working with people of all ages—and their loved ones—to manage bipolar disorder. Joe Kraynak is a professional writer who deals with bipolar in his family.

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