Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know

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Published USA, 2011 (2nd edition)
If someone you love is struggling with the frantic highs and the crushing lows of bipolar disorder, there are huge hurdles to surmount at home, at work and in daily life. This book offers practical problem-solving advice on how you can distinguish between early warning signs of bipolar mood swings and normal ups and downs. For the sufferer, it describes what you should do when you find yourself escalating into mania or descending into depression and what to tell your co-workers about your illness without endangering your career. The new edition of this book has the latest facts on medications and therapy, an expanded discussion of parenting issues for bipolar adults, and a new chapter 'For Women Only'.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Into the Doctor's Court: Getting an Accurate Diagnosis
Is It an Illness or Is It Me? Coping with the Diagnosis
Where Bipolar Disorder Comes From? Genetics, Biology and Stress
What Medications and Psychotherapy Can Do For You?
Tips to Help You Manage Moods and Improve Your Daily Life
Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings
Succeeding at Home and at Work

David Miklowitz is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Paperback. 342 pages


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