Bipolar Disorder For Dummies

Bipolar Disorder For Dummies

3.8 19
by Candida Fink, Joe Kraynak
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Get an accurate diagnosis and get on with enjoying and living your life!

Bipolar Disorder affects many more people than just the millions who suffer from the disease. Like depression and other serious illnesses, bipolar disorder also affects spouses, partners, family members, friends, and coworkers.

Bipolar Disorder For Dummies explains the brain

Overview

Get an accurate diagnosis and get on with enjoying and living your life!

Bipolar Disorder affects many more people than just the millions who suffer from the disease. Like depression and other serious illnesses, bipolar disorder also affects spouses, partners, family members, friends, and coworkers.

Bipolar Disorder For Dummies explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. You'll get reassuring, sound advice and self-help techniques that you and your loved ones, including kids and teens, can use to ease and eliminate symptoms, function in times of crisis, plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes, and feel a whole lot better.

  • Covers new diagnosis methods developed by the American Psychiatric Association
  • Increased coverage of genetics, biochemistry, and imaging studies relevant to bipolar disorder
  • Advice on supporting a loved one (who may not want help)
  • Updated and expanded medication guide and treatment options, including Deep Brain Stimulation

Complete with fill-in-the-blank forms and charts, key online resources, and first-hand accounts from real people, Bipolar Disorder For Dummies gives you the latest information and self-help strategies you and your loved ones need to conquer this disease and get on with your lives.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...Bipolar expert Candida Fink has written a book that explains it clearly, and provides plenty of advice on the latest drugs as well as telling you how to spot early signs of the condition..." (Independent on Sunday, 25th September 2005)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118338827
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"...Bipolar expert Candida Fink has written a book that explains it clearly, and provides plenty of advice on the latest drugs as well as telling you how to spot early signs of the condition..." (Independent on Sunday, 25th September 2005)

Meet the Author

Candida Fink, MD is a psychiatrist, board certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry, who specializes in working with people of all ages—and their loved ones—to manage bipolar disorder. Joe Kraynak is a professional writer who deals with bipolar in his family.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Bipolar Disorder for Dummies 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
tatygirl90 More than 1 year ago
I first bought this book when I was diagonsed with bipolar disorder in 2007 at the age of 16. Let me say, it cleared up a lot of things for me. The format is easy to read and understable. It even has sections for the family and children. I still refer to my copy now three years later!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just read the post on that no child can have a set mental disease crap. Personally i am 31 years old and was diagnosed when i was 9. Now i can say this guy is crap bipolar /manic depression is a mood and chemical inbalance in the brain. There is chemicals that either we get to much of or not enough of hense why we go from being on suisidezs door to bouncing off the wall. Now this affect tennagers more because of all the changes the are going through plus this and it definitaly gets easier woth age, however i still to this day have struggles on a daily basis with my bipolar. This is a life time disease that not only effecys your surroundings but affect your peraonallity and the way you have to live your life. I would love for these doctors or sceptics to have this disease for only several hours let alone a life time. Thank you for reading my vent, and have a great day. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personally hate the "For Dummies" series of books, but I have to admit that when it comes to simple explanations for complex things, they do a good job. I bought this book not for myself, but for my folks so that they could get a basic understanding of my bipolar condition. It worked. They now have an idea of the struggles I deal with on a daily basis and why the medications I'm on and the therapy is so critical to me and how it helps keep my bipolar issue in check. If you want a loved one to understand more about who you are...this is a good start for them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gives you all the basics and no high medical speak. its just plain simple explanations of this problem.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book for someone has has just been diagnosed and for their family and friends. All the info. in the book is in layman's terms and very clearly laid out. There are sections on EVERYTHING that you can imagine that deals with being Bipolar, including the meds. to treat it, behaviors, etc. I still refer to this book after having read it twice and having been diagnosed over three years ago. A must have on the subject!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helps put perspective on a positive diagnosis, helps both the diagnosed and their loved ones realize the diagnosis can be overcome, and gives a lot of helpful advice. Basically, this book helps one to realize bi-polar disorder isn't the end of yhe world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After finally accepting my diagnosis of bipolar, I bought this as my first bipolar book. It really helped educate me in an easy-to-understand format. Everyone with bipolar---this is a great book to buy and mark up with pen and highlighter. I actually took it to my doctor appointments and had my doctor explain certain things in more detail. I have read numerous bipolar books from the library, but this is the only one I actually paid money for. I am not disappointed.
DelanaTN More than 1 year ago
I was very impressed with this book. It is educational, imformative, yet fun to read.
Belize More than 1 year ago
This book has helped us a great deal in understanding bipolar and making it easier to deal with the disorder a little easier.
RLee More than 1 year ago
I looked through this at the book store & loved what I saw. I couldn't get my head out of it. Very helpful & insightful. I'm buying this ASAP!
1Ardee More than 1 year ago
As a supporter of a person with bipolar disorder, I've read several articles and a few books on the subject. I purchased this one because it had several useful tools, a lighthearted approach, and encouraging vignettes interspersed in the work that gave me a new game plan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For jeremiah
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS: Parents are being mislead by a multi billion-dollar a year child drugging industry that a diagnoses of "mental disorder" (ADHD, Bi-Polar, Social Anxiety Disorder) are medical diseases or illnesses. This is a fraud. No child has a brain scan, blood test, X-Ray or any evidence of physical abnormality to verify they are "ill" or "diseased." Yet psychiatrists continue to pound the public with misleading and fraudulent statements that these so called mental disorders are biochemical or neurological conditions. That is false. They are simply a list of behaviors that psychiatrists vote into existence and insert into their billing bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This has led to over 8 million children in the U.S. taking mind-altering psychiatric drugs. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV), published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), is psychiatry's billing bible of "disorders" from which psychiatric screening, diagnoses and their treatment are derived. The current edition lists 374 psychiatric conditions that have been identified as mental disorders. Yet, the disorders contained in the DSM-IV are arrived at by consensus, not by scientific criteria. There are no blood tests, brain scans, X-Rays, MRIs or "chemical imbalance" tests that can scientifically validate any mental "disorder" as a disease or illness. Canadian psychologist Tana Dineen reports, "Unlike medical diagnoses that convey a probable cause, appropriate treatment and likely prognosis, the disorders listed in DSM-IV are terms arrived at through peer consensus"- literally, a vote by APA committee members. This book was a joke dont bother reading