The second edition of this groundbreaking guidebook provides up-to-date treatments and compassionate guidance for anyone affected by bipolar disorder—from the recently diagnosed to chronic sufferers and their families. You’ll receive tips from world-renowned experts—including coauthor Nancy Rosenfeld, herself a bipolar survivor—and learn about vital new options and innovations in bipolar treatment and research, such as:
•New precautions: why some patients can get worse rather than better when taking antidepressant medication
•The inside story on atypical antipsychotic medications, antidepressants, and other medications that affect neurotransmitters
•New genetic research, studies on serotonin, studies into childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder, and results of neuron imaging and neuropsychological testing
•Advice on making instant, effective lifestyle changes, coping with stigma, and deciding whether or not—and how—to disclose your illness to others.
•A guide to the many evolving forms of psychotherapy
From the Trade Paperback edition.