The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, First Edition: What You and Your Family Need to Know

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, First Edition: What You and Your Family Need to Know

by David J . Miklowitz (Author)

Synopsis

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.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 292
Edition: 1
Publisher: Guilford Press
Published: 07 Mar 2002

ISBN 10: 1572305258
ISBN 13: 9781572305250

Media Reviews
'A practical, straightforward book that will be a great help to those who have bipolar illness, as well as their families.' - Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, author of An Unquiet Mind
Author Bio
David J. Miklowitz, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The author of over 80 journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Miklowitz is the coauthor (with Michael G. Goldstein) of Bipolar Disorder: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach, which won the 1998 Outstanding Research Publication Award from the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy.