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Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-33882-7
384 pages
November 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting to Know Bipolar Disorder 9

Chapter 1: Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Diagnosis to Recovery 11

Chapter 2: Demystifying Bipolar Disorder 25

Chapter 3: A Positive Prognosis with a Proactive Plan 45

Part II: Taming the Bipolar Beast 55

Chapter 4: Getting Physical: Ruling Out Other Health Issues 57

Chapter 5: Getting a Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment Plan 69

Chapter 6: Building a Winning Mood-Management Team 85

Part III: Managing Bipolar Disorder with Meds and Other Biological Treatments 99

Chapter 7: Touring the Bipolar Pharmacy 101

Chapter 8: Coming to Terms with Medications and Their Side Effects 123

Chapter 9: Expanding Your Biological Treatment Options 139

Chapter 10: Treating Bipolar Disorder in Women and Other Specific Populations 151

Part IV: Developing Essential Survival Skills  165

Chapter 11: Exploring Self-Help Strategies, Therapies, and Other Supports 167

Chapter 12: Making Lifestyle Adjustments 181

Chapter 13: Communicating Effectively 197

Chapter 14: Solving Problems and Resolving Conflict 209

Chapter 15: Planning Ahead for a Mood Episode 219

Part V: Dealing with the Fallout 229

Chapter 16: From Hospitalization to Recovery 231

Chapter 17: Getting Back to Work Or Not 245

Chapter 18: Overcoming Financial Setbacks 257

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