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Bipolar 101

A Practical Guide to Identifying Triggers, Managing Medications, Coping with Symptoms, and More

Ruth White

White reports that when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD), she was given some pamphlets and a list of large, expensive books it was suggested she buy, and she felt overwhelmed and frustrated. She wanted a small, short, precise book that would tell her right away what to do to control her symptoms, and she never did find such a book. This is the book she wishes she had right after she was diagnosed. Bipolar 101 walks the reader through the ten most important steps to getting control over their BD. They are: Educate yourself about the illness Find a treatment that works Take your medications regularly Seek therapy Minimize stress Develop a regular sleep habit Get regular exercise Get the right nutrition/supplements Develop and use your support system Know your rights These steps are not new, but the format of the book is new. By packaging these steps in a small book that is immediately accessible and helpful, the bipolar sufferer no longer has to wade through hundreds of pages of text for the information they need.

17x12cm  242 pages  $26.00  

Bipolar Child

The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder

Demitri Papolos & Janice Papolos

This is the revised and expanded third edition of a book that has sold thousands of copies. Bipolar disorder manifests itself differently in children than in adults, and in children there is an overlap of symptoms with other childhood psychiatric disorders, so it is often misdiagnosed. The Bipolar Child has helped many thousands of families get to the root cause of their children's behaviors and symptoms and find what they need to know. The Papoloses comprehensively detail the diagnosis, explain how to find good treatment and medications, and advise parents about ways to advocate effectively for their children in school. In this edition, a greatly expanded education chapter describes all the changes in educational law due to the 2004 reauthorization of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), and offers a multitude of ideas for parents and educators to help the children feel more comfortable in the academic environment.

20x14cm  474 pages  $27.95  

Bipolar Disorder

A Guide for Patients and Families

Francis Mark Mondimore

2nd ed. "An excellent guide to a painful and difficult yet treatable illness. Dr. Mondimore's outstanding abilities as clinician and teacher are put to good use in this indispensable book." -- Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., author of An Unquiet Mind

16x23cm  290 pages  $39.95  

Bipolar Disorder

A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Janelle Caponigro

Helps readers process their diagnosis, decide who to tell, and discover the treatments and lifestyle changes that can help manage their symptoms. This book offers hope and support for the newly diagnosed without overwhelming them with extraneous information. The book covers workplace issues, how to become aware of bipolar triggers, how to find support, working with the treatment team, and dealing with the fear and stigma surrounding the diagnosis. Anyone who has been diagnosed with bipolar will appreciate having this easy-to-use reference at hand to help them understand more about the condition.

17x12cm  160 pages  $21.95  

Bipolar Disorder for Dummies

Candida Fink & Joe Kraynak

Get an accurate diagnosis and get on with your life! Want to know more about bipolar disorder? This reassuring guide explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. You get 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. Discover how to Select a mental health specialist Take control of your treatment Maintain mood stability Make positive lifestyle changes Know your medication options

19x24cm  340 pages  $34.95  

Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide

What You and Your Family Need to Know

David J Miklowitz

This comprehensive guide offers straight talk that can help people with bipolar disorder take charge of their illness and reclaim their lives. It is filled with practical self-assessment and self-management strategies from a compassionate professional who knows what works. The book helps individuals and family members come to terms with the diagnosis; recognize early warning signs of manic or depressive episodes; cope with mood triggers, medication problems, and family and work issues; and learn to collaborate effectively with doctors and therapists. Above all, it supplies proven tools to help readers reach toward achieving balance without sacrificing their right to a rich and varied emotional life.


Bipolar Workbook

Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings

Monica Ramirez Basco

Living with bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge. Those who struggle with the illness have to learn effective ways to control their mood swings, avoid relapse, and get the most from medication-based treatments. This workbook delivers a hands-on resource that gives sufferers the edge they need. Based on proven cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, the book offers a variety of tools that enable readers to recognize the early warning signs of an oncoming episode, develop plans for withstanding the seductive pull of manic episodes, and escape the paralysis of depression. Specific chapters address key challenges at various stages, from overcoming denial of the initial diagnosis to fine-tuning treatments and maintaining gains.

26x20cm  $33.95  

Bipolar Workbook for Teens

DBT Skills to Help You Control Mood Swings
Instant Help Series

Sheri Van Dijk, Karma Guindon

When you have bipolar disorder, it can sometimes seem like mood swings are keeping you from being the person you want to be. You may alternate between feelings of depression and overexcitement even though what you really want is to find a healthy balance between the two. This easy-to-use workbook presents a set of skills you can learn that will help you find that balance, become more independent, and stay focused on the big-picture goals that are most important to you.
Includes exercises and worksheets that will help you learn skills drawn from a special technique called dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT skills can help people with bipolar disorder improve their relationships with friends and family and calm themselves when their emotions get really overwhelming.
Working through this book will help you:
Recognize and respond to your emotional triggers
Create a crisis plan and find support
Get a handle on addictive behavior
Maintain friendships and get along with your family.

25x20cm  160 pages  $37.95  

Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents

A Complete Guide to Understanding and Coping When Your Adolescent Has BPD 2nd ed

Blaise A Aquirre

Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents" offers parents, caregivers, and adolescents themselves a complete understanding of this complex and tough-to-treat disorder. This comprehensive guide thoroughly explains what BPD is and what a patient's treatment options are, including the revolutionary new treatment called dialectic behavior therapy.

23x17cm  288 pages  $25.00  

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder (2ND ed.)

Ramiriz Basco

From leading scientist-practitioners, this pragmatic, accessible book provides a complete framework for individualized assessment and treatment of bipolar disorder. It addresses the complexities of working with individuals with broadly varying histories and clinical presentations, including those who have been recently diagnosed, those who are symptomatically stable, and those who struggle day to day to achieve symptom remission. Extensive case material illustrates proven strategies for conceptualizing patients' needs and working collaboratively to help them adhere to medication treatments, recognize the early warning signs of manic and depressive episodes, build coping skills, and manage specific symptoms. The second edition is a complete revision of the original volume, updated and restructured to be even more user friendly for clinicians

22x15cm  324 pages  $41.95  

Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder

Understanding & Helping Your Partner

Julie A Fast & John D Preston

Bipolar Disorder is characterized by periods of manic behavior and episodes of sadness--often with periods of normalcy in between. Bipolar individuals disrupt the lives of the people around them. Those close to them experience feelings of fear and anxiety--constant uncertainty about the bipolar individual's mood. This book is written to the partner of a bipolar individual and designed to mend strained relationships. Readers learn how to control episodic crises, and how to create loving, healthy, relationships. They find out which sorts of coping approaches work--and which do not. They will learn, from this book, how to recognize a bipolar conversation and survive the financial turbulence manic spending may cause.

15x23cm  211 pages  $28.00  

Manic-Depressive Illness

Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression (2ND ed.)

Frederick K Goodwin & Kay Redfield Jamison

advances in the understanding and treatment of manic-depressive illness. Hailed as the most outstanding book in the biomedical sciences when it was originally published in 1990, Manic-Depressive Illness was the first to survey this massive body of evidence comprehensively and to assess its meaning for both clinician and scientist. It also vividly portrayed the experience of manic-depressive illness from the perspective of patients, their doctors, and researchers. Encompassing an understanding about the illness as Kraeplin conceived of it- about its cyclical course and about the essential unity of its bipolar and recurrent unipolar forms- the book has become the definitive work on the topic, revered by both specialists and nonspecialists alike. Now, in this magnificent second edition, Drs. Frederick Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison bring their unique contribution to mental health science into the 21st century. In collaboration with a team of other leading scientists, a collaboration designed to preserve the unified voice of the two authors, they exhaustively review the biological and genetic literature that has dominated the field in recent years and incorporate cutting-edge research conducted since publication of the first edition. They also update their surveys of psychological and epidemiological evidence, as well as that pertaining to diagnostic issues, course, and outcome, and they offer practical guidelines for differential diagnosis and clinical management. The medical treatment of manic and depressive episodes is described, strategies for preventing future episodes are given in detail, and psychotherapeutic issues common in this illness are considered. Special emphasis is given to fostering compliance with medication regimens and treating patients who abuse drugs and alcohol or who pose a risk of suicide. This book, unique in the way that it retains the distinct perspective of its authors while assuring the maximum in-depth coverage of a vastly expanded base of scientific knowledge, will be a valuable and necessary addition to the libraries of psychiatrists and other physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and the patients and families who live with manic-depressive illness.

29x23cm  $210.00  

Mastering Bipolar Disorder

An Insider's Guide to Managing Mood Swings and Finding Balance

Kerrie Eyers

Gathered from sufferers young and old, these first-hand accounts of individuals with bipolar disorder are equally inspirational, informative, and amusing. They cover all aspects of the disorder, from first symptoms and diagnosis, to times when the disorder is more or less under control. They also emphasize the importance of personal strategies for handling the disorder, such as exercise and support networks alongside medication and professional assistance. Featuring tips from clinicians and the latest research, this is filled with tested and proven .solutions for living a happy and healthy life

19x13cm  272 pages  $23.00  

Overcoming Bipolar Disorder

A Comprehensive Workbook for Managing Your Symptoms & Achieving Your Life Goals (Workbook)

Mark Baur

The Life Goals Program (LGP) was developed by two of the authors, Mark Bauer and Linda McBride, and has undergone two clinical trials, with more ongoing. The LGP was designed to help the bipolar patient take charge of their disorder, rather than waiting passively for a health practitioner to stumble on the right treatment and tell the patient how to deal with the disorder. It includes a strong educational component, encouraging the bipolar person to both learn about the disorder as well as explore their experiences with bipolar, including beliefs, first onset, triggers, cycles, feelings of stigma, effects of the disorder on social and spiritual aspects of life, and effective coping methods. Rather than creating a dichotomy where the bipolar person is the passive patient and the health care provider (the author) is the expert, the LGP encourages the bipolar person to become an expert on his or her disorder, and to take action in discovering what works and doesn't work in controlling the symptoms and coping with the effects of bipolar. This workbook is arranged in modules, each one beginning with an educational component that explains the topic at hand and its relation to bipolar (for example, what happens physiologically when the bipolar person becomes depressed, or how and why bipolar people often turn to street drugs and alcohol to cope). It then provides a step-by-step, accessible, thorough group of tools and/or exercises to help the reader explore the topic using their own experience.

25x20cm  280 pages  $40.00  

Parenting a Bipolar Child

What to Do and Why

Gianni L Faedda & Nancy B Austin

When your child or adolescent is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, what can you do to help him or her get better? Which therapeutic approach is best to help your child?
In addition to finding a thorough explanation of the often necessary medical treatments for bipolar disorder, you’ll learn the importance of emotion regulation for children with this condition. The book offers techniques for dealing with outbursts of rage, anger, and irritability in your child, as well as ways to handle sleep disorders, among the most common symptoms of childhood bipolar disorder. You’ll also find information relevant to adolescents, such as substance abuse and eating disorders, as well as ways to integrate bipolar care with your own needs and those of the rest of your family.

22x15cm  288 pages  $28.00  

Raising a Moody Child

How to Cope with Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Mary A Fristad, Jill Goldbert-Arnold

Every day can be an ordeal for families struggling with the difficult, moody, "impossible" behavior that may point to childhood depression or bipolar disorder. Effective help for kids does exist, but it often requires a customized combination of medication, therapy, coping skills, and support. From esteemed child treatment experts Dr. Mary Fristad and Dr. Jill Goldberg Arnold, this indispensable book describes how treatment works and what additional steps parents can take at home to help children with mood disorders--and the family as a whole--improve the quality of their lives. Explained are why symptoms look so different (and can be so much harder to manage) in children and teens than in adults, how to find the right doctor or therapist, and how to help kids develop their own "coping toolkits." Bursting with practical tools, FAQs, and examples, the book covers everything from dealing with medical crises to resolving school problems, sibling conflicts, and marital stress.

22x16cm  260 pages  $28.95  

Thoughts & Feelings

Taking Control of Your Moods & Your Life

Matthew McKay

Adapts the powerful and widely adaptable techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) into a set of tools readers can use, not to solve a particular problem, but to overcome any of the emotional and behavioral changes that life throws their way. CBT recognizes that most negative feelings arise from confused, irrational thoughts. By learning to identify and change these thoughts and by replacing destructive and limiting behaviors with new, more constructive ones, readers can start steering their lives in the direction they want to go.
Changes to this new edition include revisions and updates to the core CBT chapters as well as a new chapter on how to use mindfulness to bring focus and intention to the process of change.

25x20cm  304 pages  $38.00  

Understanding the Mind of Your Bipolar Child

The Complete Guide to the Development, Treatment, and Parenting of Children with Bipolar Disorder

Gregory Lombardo

This book provides a complete picture of Bipolar disorder, ranging from infancy through adolescence including its impact on your child’s development, as well as the need for professional diagnosis and psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment. It will enable parents to better understand their bipolar child and provide effective support every step of the way. The intensity with which a bipolar child perceives things can be the source of creativity and artistic talent, but it can also be a source of confusion and disorganization. If parents can understand the effects of bipolar disorder on their child, they can help him to better navigate school, friendships, and family relationships. Dr. Lombardo provides comprehensive information on: Diagnosis, Developmental Issues, Disorders that go hand-in-hand with Bipolar including ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Treatment – including psychotherapy and medication.

24x16cm  364 pages  $36.00  

When Someone You Love is Bipolar

Help and Support for You and Your Partner

Cynthia Last

What happens when 'in sickness and in health' meets the turbulent challenges of bipolar disorder? In this wise, candid, and compassionate book written expressly for the spouse or partner, Dr. Cynthia Last shares her heartfelt insights as a highly regarded therapist/researcher and a bipolar sufferer. Readers learn how to help their loved one come to terms with a bipolar diagnosis and find effective treatment - and how to work together to get control over the mood swings and live life to the fullest. Vivid examples from Dr. Last's own experience and the couples she has treated illuminate ways to resolve painful relationship conflicts caused by the illness. She shows spouses what they can do to provide truly helpful nurturance and support, while also taking care of themselves.

23x15cm  306 pages  $33.95