“I wrote Welcome to the Jungle because it’s the book I should have been given when I was diagnosed." Bipolar disorder is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric conditions among teens and twentysomethings, yet there are few books out there written specifically for this demographic.
This revised edition comes with a new foreword by the author, a revised and expanded discussion on diagnosis, an updated chapter on medication, a new chapter on alternative approaches, a revised and expanded chapter on symptoms, and updated resources. New research on the causes and risk factors for bipolar disorder are also included along with tools for observing patterns and making gentle changes to daily routines that can have a profound effect.
Going bravely where no other bipolar book has gone before Welcome to the Jungle offers devastatingly on-target, honestand riotously funnyinsights into living with bipolar and answers some of the hardest questions facing people newly diagnosed.
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About the Author
Hilary T. Smith is a brilliant young writer and artist living largely off the grid (but very reachable by email and snail mail--and telephone, when necessary) in the Pacific Northwest.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the 2017 Edition|xi
Introduction to the 2010 Edition xv
1 What Just Happened?: Life Beyond the Diagnosis 1
2 Mania, Depression, Psychosis, Oh My!: A Whirl Wind Tour Through the Episodes of Bipolar Disorder 19
3 You've Got Drugs: Wrapping Your Head Around Meds 43
4 Shrinks: What They're for and How they Car Help 63
5 Changing Channels: Preventing Episodes with Insight 83
6 Ninja Skills for the Mentally Chill: Tools for Staying Sane 101
7 Bugs in the Jungle: Suicide, Psych Wards, and Other Downers 115
8 The Forest for the Trees: Getting Back on Your Feet after Mania or Depression 133
9 Voices Not In Your Head: Dealing with Friends and Family 151
10 Hippie Shit that Actually Works: Herbs, Wilderness Time, and Other Ways to Help Yourself 175
Conclusion: Gifts from the Jungle 191