The bipolar handbook : real-life questions with up-to-date answers Wes Burgess.

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Book's title: The bipolar handbook : real-life questions with up-to-date answers Wes Burgess.
Library of Congress Control Number: 2005057210
International Standard Book Number (ISBN):1583332499
International Standard Book Number (ISBN):9781583332498
International Standard Book Number (ISBN):9781583332498
System Control Number:(OCoLC)ocm62381596
System Control Number:(OCoLC)62381596
Cataloging Source:DLC, DLC BAKER CD5 C#P [email protected] YDXCP OCLCQ BTCTA VET CRH DLC
Authentication Code:pcc
Library of Congress Call Number:RC516 .B87 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification Number:616.89/506$222
Personal Name:Burgess, Wes.
Publication, Distribution, etc.:New York . Avery, (c)2006.
Physical Description:xiii, 241 p. : ill. ;, 23 cm.
Bibliography, etc. Note:Includes bibliographical references (p. [218]-228) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:1. Bipolar disorder basics
Cycling in bipolar disorder
Time course
Causes of bipolar disorder
Bipolar mania
Bipolar depression
Bipolar types I, II, and III
Mixed-state bipolar disorder
Getting the right diagnosis
Misdiagnosis
Bipolar disorder in our culture
2. Healthy life changes you should make now to decrease bipolar symptoms
Stress drives bipolar disorder
Stress reduction and relaxation techniques
Sleepers, awake! Sleep and bipolar disorder
How to get a good night's sleep
Sleeping pills and alcohol
Nutrition and weight loss
Vitamins, herbs, and supplements
Exercise
Caffeine, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco
Health fads
How to stop smoking painlessly
Six steps for reducing bipolar symptoms
Formatted Contents Note:3. Medical treatment for bipolar disorder
Mood stabilizers
Carbamazepine (Equetro, Tegretol, Carbatrol, and other brands), Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), Valproate and valproic acid (Depakote and Depakene), Lithium salt (Eskalith, Lithobid, and other brands), Lamotrigine (Lamictal), Topiramate (Topamax), Gabapentine (Neurontin), Tiagabine (Gabitril), and Levetiracetam (Keppra)
Atypical antipsychotics
Olanzapine (Zyprexa), Ziprasidone (Geodon), Quetiapine (Seroquel). Clozapine (Clozaril), Risperidone (Risperdal), and Aripiprazole (Abilify)
Antianxiety medications
Alprazolam (Xanax), Lorazepam (Ativan), Clonazepam (Klonopin), Diazepam (Valium)
Seldom used medications that can help bipolar disorder
Clonidine (Catapres), MAO inhibitors : Tranylcypromine (Parnate) and Phenelzine (Nardil), Liothyronine (Cytomel), Thyroxin (Synthroid), Verapamil (Isoptin), Diltiazem (Cardizem), and Nifedipine (Adalat)
New medications for bipolar disorder
Antalarmin, Mifepristone (Mifeprex), Memantine (Namenda), Riluzole (Rilutek), Pregabalin (Lyrica), Aprepitant (Emend), and Modafinil
Treatments for bipolar disorder that do not use medications
Medications that can make bipolar disorder worse
The dramatic effect of seizures on depression
Formatted Contents Note:4. How to find the right doctor
5. Psychotherapy
Types of psychotherapy
Understanding the differences between types of therapists
The benefits of psychotherapy for bipolar disorder
Why bipolar disorder cannot be treated with psychotherapy alone
Choosing a therapist
The four stages of bipolar recovery
6. Practical life strategies for career success
Understanding your strengths and weaknesses
Defining career success
Seven questions to ask yourself when choosing a career
Interviewing and getting a job
Decrease your stress at the workplace
Dealing with supervisors and coworkers
Boundary issues in the workplace
Work attitudes and vulnerabilities
Disability
Five major causes of disability in bipolar disorder
A seven-step plan for success in the workplace
Formatted Contents Note:7. Finding and maintaining healthy personal relationships
Making conversation
Learn to make small talk : a three-step method
Socializing
Love relationships
Sex
Anger and jealousy
Fantasies and obsessions
Social boundaries in relationships
Finding the right partner
Starting new relationships
Don't get hurt by other people
A bipolar golden rule : help other people keep from hurting you
Now that I'm myself again
Seven rules for safe bipolar dating
8. Women's issues in bipolar disorder
Bipolar premenstrual syndrome
Pregnancy
Women's sexual issues
Hormone supplementation
Bipolar women in abusive relationships
Formatted Contents Note:9. Crisis management : how family members can help prevent crises
Spouses, partners, and friends
Warning signs
Psychosis
Hospitalization
Attitudes that make it difficult to recover from bipolar disorder
What to do when nothing is working
10. Resources
Using the Internet to fight bipolar disorder
Online Internet forums : bipolar news and chat groups
Organizations and the services they provide
U.S. government health and information services
Privately owned bipolar Websites
Professional books on bipolar disorder and medical science
Psychobiological and philosophical books
Bipolar and health books for the general reader
Epilogue
Appendix A. The official DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for mania and atypical depression
Appendix B. The National Institute of Mental Health list of the symptoms of mania, combined bipolar and unipolar depression, and psychosis.
Rubrics: Manic-depressive illness
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Miscellanea
Bipolar Disorder

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