Nearly 4 percent of adults in the United States almost 12 million people suffer from some version of bipolar disorder. Commonly referred to as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is characterized by cycles of mania, depression or mixed emotional states that often disrupt work, school, family and social life. Recent revelations by popular television host Jane Pauley and former Chicago Bear football star Alonzo Spellman on their struggles with bipolar disorder have shed light on what was once a very hidden and misunderstood disease. A new book, Bipolar Disorder For Dummies (Wiley, 340 pages, $19.99) breaks down the barriers to understanding, treating and living with this complex disease.
Bipolar Disorder For Dummies is a reassuring guide that explains the brain chemistry behind the disease, as well as the latest medications and therapies. It offers sound advice and self-help techniques that you and your loved ones can use to ease and eliminate symptoms, function in times of crisis, plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes, and feel better. Topics covered include: diagnosis and treatment, selecting a mental health specialist, mood charting, managing employment-related issues, how bipolar disorder affects children, and much more.
Written by Candida Fink, MD, a psychiatrist specializing in bipolar disorder, and Joe Kraynak, MA, a professional writer with a close family member diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Bipolar Disorder For Dummies delivers the latest information to help sufferers and loved ones learn about and cope with the disorder.
From diagnosis to planning ahead for relapses, Bipolar Disorder For Dummies provides readers with the tools and information they need to live with the disease. The book is divided into six parts, starting with an overview of bipolar
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