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The Bipolar Workbook, Second Edition: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings / Edition 2

The Bipolar Workbook, Second Edition: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings / Edition 2

by Monica Ramirez Basco PhD


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The Bipolar Workbook, Second Edition: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings / Edition 2

Bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge, but it doesn't have to rule your life. Join the many tens of thousands of readers who have used the science-based tools in this book to achieve greater balance and get the most out of treatment. Leading expert Dr. Monica Ramirez Basco helps you understand the nature of bipolar illness and recognize the early warning signs of mood swings. Step-by-step exercises (you can download and print additional copies of the forms as needed) give you greater insight into your own triggers, vulnerabilities, and strengths. Dr. Basco guides you to build the particular skills you need to withstand the seductive pull of manic episodes and escape the paralysis of depression. You'll also learn key strategies for managing stress, making healthy decisions, and solving problems. Vivid stories and examples illustrate how to put the techniques into action. Significantly revised, the second edition features a new structure, more succinct chapters, and streamlined exercises.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462520237
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 05/07/2015
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 237
Sales rank: 206,790
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Monica Ramirez Basco, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is Associate Director for Science Policy, Planning, and Analysis at the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health. She served as Assistant Director for Neuroscience, Mental Health, and Broadening Participation at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 2014 to 2015. Dr. Basco is an internationally recognized expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy and a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She was formerly on the faculty of the University of Texas at Arlington, where she was awarded the University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.

Table of Contents

Step 1. Get the Big Picture
1. Understand How You Can Control Your Mood Swings
2. Learn about the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
3. Distinguish Symptoms from the Real You
Step 2. See It Coming
4. Recognize and Label Your Moods
5. Identify Triggers and Improve Coping
Step 3. Don't Make It Worse
6. Avoid Things That Make You Feel Worse
7. Don't Let Your Emotions Control Your Thoughts
8. Stop Avoidance and Procrastination
Step 4. Reduce Your Symptoms
9. Regain Control When You Feel Overwhelmed
10. Change Your Negative Outlook
11. Analyze Your Thoughts
12. Work through Denial about Needing Medication
13. Improve Medication Consistency
Step 5. Strengthen Your Coping Skills
14. Effectively Solve Problems
15. Strengthen Stress Management Skills and Healthy Habits
16. Make Better Decisions
17. Maintain Your Gains

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