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The second edition of this groundbreaking guidebook provides up-to-date treatments and compassionate guidance for anyone affected by bipolar disorderfrom the recently diagnosed to chronic sufferers and their families. Youll receive tips from world-renowned expertsincluding coauthor Nancy Rosenfeld, herself a bipolar survivorand learn about vital new options and innovations in bipolar treatment and research, such as:
New precautions: why some patients can get worse rather than better when taking antidepressant medication
The inside story on atypical antipsychotic medications, antidepressants, and other medications that affect neurotransmitters
New genetic research, studies on serotonin, studies into childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder, and results of neuron imaging and neuropsychological testing
Advice on making instant, effective lifestyle changes, coping with stigma, and deciding whether or notand howto disclose your illness to others.
A guide to the many evolving forms of psychotherapy