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Bipolar Disorder: A Roller Coaster of Emotions (Perspectives on Mental Health Series)
     

Bipolar Disorder: A Roller Coaster of Emotions (Perspectives on Mental Health Series)

by Judith Peacock
 

Explains bipolar disorder including its types, diagnosis, and treatment and offers strategies for dealing with this illness in oneself and others.

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Explains bipolar disorder including its types, diagnosis, and treatment and offers strategies for dealing with this illness in oneself and others.

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
We used to know it as manic depression; now it is called bipolar disorder. By either name, it wreaks havoc with the inner and outer worlds of people who experience its drastic swings in mood, from excessive highs to severe lows. An extreme "high" can lead to reckless behavior with money, sex, or a car; an extreme "low" can generate thoughts of suicide. An estimated 3 million people have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the U.S., including many children and teenagers. Peacock very clearly explains what the disorder is, how it is diagnosed and treated and what can be done to help either a friend or oneself. While we don't know exactly what causes this condition, we do know that "people with bipolar disorder cannot control their mood changes." That piece of information alone--and the awareness of its implications--can help young people (and adults) understand that a classmate isn't choosing to be angry or moody or just plain "bad." Each chapter includes an overview and thought-provoking questions; there is a glossary and an index, as well as numerous photos of young people in the midst of their problems and coping with them. 2000, Capstone Press, Ages 12 to 18, $22.60. Reviewer: Karen Leggett—Children's Literature
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-These simply written books are aimed at helping students cope with their own or their friends' mental-health issues. Gregson discusses the causes of stress, explains its positive and negative effects on the body and mind, and outlines strategies for reducing or managing it. Peacock defines and describes the various types of manic depression, how it is diagnosed and treated, particular aspects of its presence in children and teens, and offers a section on staying healthy and productive while coping with this chronic disorder. Colorful photos and graphics are used effectively in these attractive volumes that are accessible to less-able readers, and interesting enough to be starting points for researchers. The "Need to Know Library" series (Rosen), gauged to the same general audience, has similar titles, so purchasing decisions may be based on what you already have.-Mary R. Hofmann, Rivera Middle School, Merced, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736804349
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Perspectives on Mental Health Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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