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Living with Bipolar Disorder: A Handbook for Patients and Their Families
     

Living with Bipolar Disorder: A Handbook for Patients and Their Families

by Karen R. Brock
 

“Bipolar” means more than mood swings and chemical imbalances. It is a genetic brain regulation malfunction causing not only mood but behavioral symptoms. Severity and symptoms vary along a spectrum of disease presentations, from a happy, positive personality, to a moody temperament, to chronic and recurrent depressions, to classic manic-depressive

Overview

“Bipolar” means more than mood swings and chemical imbalances. It is a genetic brain regulation malfunction causing not only mood but behavioral symptoms. Severity and symptoms vary along a spectrum of disease presentations, from a happy, positive personality, to a moody temperament, to chronic and recurrent depressions, to classic manic-depressive illness. It is a chronic disease with periods of illness as well as remission. Keeping the disease under control requires daily maintenance and vigilance for emerging symptoms.
The goal of this book is to help the bipolar person successfully manage his or her illness and live a full and meaningful life. First, the reader will learn all about bipolar disorder: how it presents, how it is diagnosed, how it is passed down in families, and how it affects women as compared to men. Next, the various types of treatment and the logistics of daily maintenance are discussed in detail. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of bipolar disorder are explored and the lives of interesting and outstanding historical and current bipolar individuals are examined.

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ARBA
well written and well organized
From the Publisher
“Bipolar disorder and its challenges for patients and practitioners alike, are presented here in a comprehensive, clear, and compelling work. Brock does not pull punches when describing the reality of living with this disease. The author’s voice is both understanding and firm...well written and well organized.... Personal narratives add a strong human touch and help provide real insight into the nature of this disease”—ARBA.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786458653
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
06/30/2014
Series:
McFarland Health Topics
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
770,323
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Karen R. Brock, M.D., is a physician with extensive experience in medical education. She has spent her entire medical career in rural, underserved regions of the Appalachians and now resides in Jefferson, North Carolina.

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