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Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families, and Providers
     

Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families, and Providers

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by E. Fuller Torrey
 

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Surviving Manic Depression is the most comprehensive, up-to-date book on the disorder that affects more than two million people in the United States alone. Based on the latest research, it provides detailed coverage of every aspect of the disorder.All aspects of the disease are addressed: symptoms, with many direct descriptions from patients themselves, risk factors,

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Surviving Manic Depression is the most comprehensive, up-to-date book on the disorder that affects more than two million people in the United States alone. Based on the latest research, it provides detailed coverage of every aspect of the disorder.All aspects of the disease are addressed: symptoms, with many direct descriptions from patients themselves, risk factors, onset and cause, medications (including drugs still in the testing stage), causes, psychotherapy, and rehabilitation and how the disease affects children and adolescents. Here too are discussions of special problems related to manic-depressive disorder, including alcohol and drug abuse, violent behavior, medication noncompliance, suicide, sex, AIDS, and confidentiality. Surviving Manic Depression also includes special features such as a listing of selected websites, videotapes, and other resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786739479
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
03/05/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
694,502
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., is president of the Treatment Advocacy Center and Executive Director of the Stanley Foundation Research Programs. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. His books include Schizophrenia and Manic-Depressive Disorder, Out of the Shadows, Nowhere to Go, and Surviving Schizophrenia. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

Michael B. Knable, D.O., is Medical Director of the Stanley Foundation Research Programs and is Clinical Instructor in Neurology and Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families and Providers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I have read by E Fuller Torey. He is a master at describing mental illness and all of its aspects and treatments. Very good discussion of treatment pros and cons as well as related studies. Only problem with the Nook format is that the table text is so small it is unreadable, and I could not find any way to enlarge it. So, if you want this book as a permanent reference (it is the best on the subject as far as I am concerned), then get the print edition. GREAT BOOK!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is for anyone who is dealing with Manic Depression. I found this book very informative and user friendly. I was really able to relate with this book and to have a better understanding of Manic Depression, the only problem I had was not being able to put the book down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent reference book for patients, families, and healthcare workers. It covers all aspects of the illness. It also has an extensive list/review of other resources: books, videos, websites, that deal with manic depressive disorder. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is touched by this disease.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found 'Surviving Manic Depression' to provide a thorough, well-written description of the illness, as well as practical advice for how to live with it. Nearly everyone will learn a lot about the disease by reading this book. It should be read by everyone with the illness, as well as their family and friends.