Investigating Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Real Facts for Real Lives

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Children's Literature - Elizabeth Leis-Newman
Depression and bipolar disorder are often misunderstood among adults, so looking at these illnesses in this comprehensive book will be an asset for high school students. Meisel does not mince words in describing the serious effects of depression and bipolar disorder, especially when it comes to suicidal behavior and the links between depression and risky sexual behaviors. But the straight talk also destigmatizes the illnesses and will give hope to both those suffering and those who want to understand. The eight chapters are on Straight Talk About Depression and Bipolar Disorder, including basic explanations; History of Depressive Disorders, from Freud to the advent of SSRIs; The Science of Depression and Bipolar Disorder, such as who gets depression; Identifying Depression and Bipolar Disorder, including the step-by-step process in seeking medical attention; Treatment of Depression and Bipolar Disorder, which explores therapy, medication, food, and exercise; Living with Depression and Bipolar Disorder, which discusses anticonvulsants and antipsychotics; When Someone You Love Has Depression and Bipolar Disorder, a helpful guide to what to do when someone is mentally unwell; and Outlook for the Future, which looks at the research and includes a brief mention of the challenges for veterans. A highlight is "How Real Teens Deal" which draw on composites to create relatable students. Other elements include a timeline, glossary, chapter notes and index. It is part of the "Investigating Diseases" series from Enslow. Reviewer: Elizabeth Leis-Newman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766033405
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Investigating Diseases Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.86 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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