Bipolar Disorder

Overview

Behind each policy debate over welfare reform, AIDS funding, and hate crime laws are the people straggling with poverty, illness, and discrimination. While the experts cite statistics and employ rhetoric about drug abuse, crime, and child abuse, individuals confront the horrors of addiction and the trauma of victimization.

Greenhaven Press's Social Issues Firsthand series illuminates the often-neglected human side of society's pressing problems. Each anthology presents a ...

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Overview

Behind each policy debate over welfare reform, AIDS funding, and hate crime laws are the people straggling with poverty, illness, and discrimination. While the experts cite statistics and employ rhetoric about drug abuse, crime, and child abuse, individuals confront the horrors of addiction and the trauma of victimization.

Greenhaven Press's Social Issues Firsthand series illuminates the often-neglected human side of society's pressing problems. Each anthology presents a collection of personal narratives on a featured social issue. Contributors include those who have had personal experience with the topic under discussion-either as a participant, a witness, or an involved professional. For example, Terrorism includes the perspectives of terrorists, victims, families of victims, and emergency workers. Additional features include an introduction that provides each book with essential context, a thorough bibliography, a list of organizations to contact, an annotated table of contents, and a thorough index. Each book in the Social Issues Firsthand series will provide readers with a personal context for the most pressing topics of today's political discussions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737746587
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/22/2010
  • Series: Social Issues Firsthand Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,060,030
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction 12

Chapter 1 Living with Bipolar Disorder

1 Being Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at the Age of Fifteen Patrick Jamieson 16

2 What It Feels Like to Live with Bipolar Disorder Jane Pauley Patrick Perry 28

3 Not Sick Enough to Be Hospitalized Anonymous 32

4 A Pregnant Woman Lives Through Postpartum Psychosis Bipolar Chica 41

5 Coming to Terms with Being Bipolar Anna Pearce Matt Scanlon 46

6 In the Grip of Ups and Downs Ryan Christman 53

Chapter 2 Coping with a Loved One's Bipolar Disorder

1 My Dad's Disorder Becky Aarons 59

2 My Wife Is Bipolar Kenneth Richard Fox 62

3 Raising a Child with Bipolar Disorder Debbie Orkin 70

4 Our Marriage Became Constant Chaos Y. Euny Hong 79

5 Dating a Bipolar Woman Justin Clark 85

Chapter 3 Treating Bipolar Disorder

1 Medications Can Wreak Havoc on Your Mind and Body Pole to Polar 94

2 A Change in Diet and Exercise Improved My Bipolar Symptoms Karl 100

3 Not All Children with Behavior Problems Need Medication Laurel Williams 108

4 Thyroid Hormones Help Treat Bipolar Disorder Peter Whybrow, interviewed by the Saturday Evening Post 112

Organizations to Contact 123

For Further Research 127

Index 132

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