100 Questions & Answers About Bipolar (Manic-Depressive) Disorder

100 Questions & Answers About Bipolar (Manic-Depressive) Disorder

100 Questions & Answers About Bipolar (Manic-Depressive) Disorder

100 Questions & Answers About Bipolar (Manic-Depressive) Disorder


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Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, a friend, or relative, this book offers help. The only volume to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Bipolar (Manic-Depressive) Disorder, gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, coping strategies, sources of support, and much more. Written by a prominent psychiatrist, with actual patient commentary, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the medical, psychological, and emotional turmoil of this debilitating condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763732318
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 12/14/2006
Series: 100 Questions & Answers about
Edition description: 1E
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ava T. Albrecht, MD, is a graduate of Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her psychiatric residency training in general psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine. She served as Associate Director of the Adolescent Day Hospital at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City for 8 years prior to taking on her current position as Service Chief of Adolescent Inpatient Services at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine. Her past clinical experience includes working in emergency psychiatry as an attending physician in the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program at Bellevue Hospital Center. She as also worked with developmentally disabled youth as a staff psychiatrist in an outpatient clinic setting for the Young Adult Institute/Premier HealthCare. Dr. Albrecht currently maintains a private practice in New York City and New Canaan, Connecticut where she evaluates and treats children, adolescents, and adults, many of whom suffer from depression. With hobbies that include writing and reading, she has both authored and co-authored chapters in books for mental health professionals. This is Dr. Albrecht’s fourth publication in this series, previously co-authoring 100 Questions & Answers About Depression, First Edition, 100 Questions & Answers About Bipolar Disorder, and authoring most recently 100 Questions & Answers About Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Dr. Charles Herrick graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in general psychiatry at Tufts, New England Medical Center Hospitals and in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Herrick presently serves as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. He is a member of the faculty at New York Medical College as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry where his duties include teaching medical students and psychiatry residents. Dr. Herrick’s clinical experience has been diverse in terms of patient population, practice setting and geographic location. He has served as an outpatient staff psychiatrist in a managed care setting at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, South San Francisco. He also was an attending psychiatrist at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx where his duties pertained to inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room psychiatry and concurrently held a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has overseen various programs throughout Danbury Hospital, including consultation services, Crisis Intervention Services, Inpatient Services, and Chemical Dependency Services. He has lectured on a variety of psychiatric topics to both medical audiences and the general public. Dr. Herrick divides his time between teaching, seeing patients, and administration.
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