Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult's Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder by J. Anderson Thomson, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult's Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder

Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult's Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder

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by J. Anderson Thomson
     
 

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When you travel to a new city, it helps to have a map close at hand. On the first day of school, you need to have your schedule of classes. And if you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or suspect you may have it, then it's even more important to have a guidebook within reach.

Facing Bipolar will help you navigate the world of medications, therapists,

Overview

When you travel to a new city, it helps to have a map close at hand. On the first day of school, you need to have your schedule of classes. And if you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or suspect you may have it, then it's even more important to have a guidebook within reach.

Facing Bipolar will help you navigate the world of medications, therapists, and the up-and-down mood cycles common to the disorder. It clearly explains what bipolar disorder is and provides sound guidance for developing the necessary coping skills to manage its impact on your life.

In this book you'll discover:

  • How therapy and medications can help
  • When and how to tell your friends, roommates, and teachers
  • The four key factors that will bring more stability to your life
  • How to develop a support network and access college resources
  • Ways to overcome the challenges in accepting this illness

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Adjusting to the personal and social demands of high school, college, and the young adult years is more complex than it has ever been. And for today’s adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder, the challenges are even greater and the stakes even higher. With their book Facing Bipolar, Federman and Thomson provide us with an important new resource. Based on sound clinical research and the rich experience of two knowledgeable practitioners, the book speaks in a direct and easy-to-understand voice that addresses the everyday questions of those initially facing this disruptive disorder. I strongly recommend this high-impact resource for teens, young adults, and others confronting the reality of bipolar disorder, and for the bookshelves of the counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists who treat them."
—Alan M. Schwitzer, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist and editor of the Journal of College Counseling

"Federman and Thomson have written a very thoughtful and pragmatic book. Their poignant stories describe the critical processes of recognition and acceptance while their straightforward advice conveys important treatment strategies required to manage this complex condition. This really is a must-read for young adults coming to terms with bipolar disorder."
—Richard Kadison, MD, chief of Harvard University Mental Health Services and author of College of the Overwhelmed

"In my work with college students who occasionally get derailed, I have found that no issue is more perplexing for students and those who love them than the onset of bipolar disorder. Federman and Thomson provide a valuable frame of reference for making sense of the chaos that bipolar disorder can bring to the life of a college student. Students and family members will also find comfort and order in the sound words they provide."
—Penny Rue, Vice Chancellor of student affairs at the University of California, San Diego

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572246423
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
02/02/2010
Series:
Unassigned Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
530,929
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Russ Federman, PhD, is director of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Virginia and clinical assistant professor in the university's Department of Psychiatry and Neurobiological Sciences. He is a licensed psychologist, a diplomate in clinical psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of College Counseling.

J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., MD, is a staff psychiatrist at the University of Virginia's Counseling and Psychological Services in the Department of Student Health. He is a clinical assistant professor in the university's Department of Psychiatry and Neurobiological Sciences. He is also a staff psychiatrist at the University of Virginia's Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy and at Region 10 Community Services. He maintains a private practice in Charlottesville, VA.

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Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult's Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have bipolar disorder and want to know if this is good info. Please conferm soon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have had bipolar disorder for more than a year. I did not know i had bipolar disorder until two years ago.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago