Living with Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Individuals and Families, Updated Edition

Paperback | April 1, 2011

byMichael W. Otto, Noreen A. Reilly-Harrington, Robert O. Knauz

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Drawing on research documenting the strength of combining drug treatments with behavioral interventions for fighting bipolar disorder, Living with Bipolar Disorder takes a skill-based approach to managing the ups and downs commonly experienced with the disorder. With this book, readers canlearn how to better recognize mood shifts before they happen, minimize their impact, and move on with their lives. Written by the authors of Managing Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program, this helpful guide teaches individuals with bipolar disorder how to take charge of their illness and get the most out of professional treatment. The authors stress the importance of an active partnershipin treatment, while providing information and strategies to help patients and their families enhance their independence and their management of bipolar disorder. In addition to the strategies directed to individuals suffering from bipolar disorder, this book also provides information andinstructions for friends and family members so they'll have the tools to help their loved ones. Family members will learn how to recognize potential problems, provide encouragement, practice new coping skills, and understand what the patient is going through. The book also provides worksheets andforms to help the patient reinforce skills and practices learned in therapy. It includes information about the details of living with bipolar disorder, gives advice on the best ways to avoid relapses, and teaches how to anticipate problems. Here then is a wealth of information on bipolar disorder partnered with effective strategies to reduce the likelihood of episodes of depression or mania and maximize the enjoyment of life.

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Drawing on research documenting the strength of combining drug treatments with behavioral interventions for fighting bipolar disorder, Living with Bipolar Disorder takes a skill-based approach to managing the ups and downs commonly experienced with the disorder. With this book, readers canlearn how to better recognize mood shifts befor...

Michael W. Otto is Director of the Translational Research Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders and Professor of Psychology at Boston University. Noreen A. Reilly-Harrington is a Clinical Psychologist and Instructor in Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Robert O. Knauz is a Clini...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Description of bipolar disorder3. Medication Names and Common Dosages4. Getting in the Habit of Taking Medications5. Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder6. Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Children7. Stress and Schedule Management8. Attention to Thinking Biases9. Relationships and Communication Skills10. Managing Irritability and Anger11. Focusing on Life Goals12. Mood Charting13. Creating a Treatment Contract14. Improving Wellbeing