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x, 444 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
New York :
The Guilford Press,
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||Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:
||How this book can help you survive -- and thrive -- Understanding the experience of bipolar disorder -- 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 -- Coming to terms with your medications -- Tips to help you manage moods -- Heading off the escalation of mania -- Halting the spiral of depression -- Overcoming suicidal thoughts and feelings -- For women only : what you need to know about bipolar disorder and your health -- Succeeding at home and at work : communication, problem-solving skills, and dealing effectively with stigma -- "Does my child have bipolar disorder?" : How would you know and what should you do?
||Provides current information and practical problem-solving advice for reclaiming your life from bipolar disorder.