The Bipolar Handbook

The Bipolar Handbook

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For Dr. Wes Burgess, the diagnosis of bipolar disorder means hope - hope for the estimated ten million people who will develop the disorder during their lifetimes, and hope for the families and friends of people who suffer from it. Drawing upon the real questions asked by patients and families during his nearly twenty years as a bipolar specialist, The Bipolar Handbook comprehensively tackles every area of the disorder, from its causes to medical treatment and psychotherapy, to strategies for creating a healthy lifestyle, to the prevention of, coping with, and treatment of bipolar episodes.

From the more than five hundred questions and answers, you'll learn: what to expect when pursuing a diagnosis; how to choose the right doctor or specialist; how to get the disorder under control; what treatments and medication protocols are best for you; how to reduce stress to prevent manic and depressive episodes; what family members and friends can do to support you, and more. Dr. Burgess also addresses unique lifestyle concerns facing bipolar individuals. Special chapters on practical strategies for career success, building healthy relationships, issues that specifically affect bipolar women, and coping techniques for families and friends further explore the impact of the disorder on daily life.

ISBN: 9781583332498

Published Date: January 1, 2006

Publisher: Avery Publishing Group

Language: English

Page Count: 241

Size: 9.05" l x 6.01" w x 0.78" h