Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families and Providersby E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., Michael B. Knable, D.O.
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… See more details below
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.
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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!
When I was first diagnosed as bipolar, I didn't really have an understanding as to what exactly that ment. All I know was what I felt. Reading this book opened my eyes to what exactly was going on with me and made me realize that I am not alone, there are others who felt the same way I did. I highly recommend this book for a better understanding of what a person with manic depression goes through.