Understand the realities of bipolar disorder When one receives the diagnosis that they or a loved one has bipolar disorder, it can be a time of fear and worry. Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3 rd Edition explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. You'll get reassuring, sound advice and self-help techniques that you and your loved ones, including kids and teens, can use to ease and eliminate symptoms, function in times of crisis, plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes, and feel a whole lot better. This new edition will include new and updated content on genetics, biochemistry, and imaging studies relevant to bipolar, expanded coverage on how to handle the high costs of treatment, and supporting a loved one (who may not want help, medications and treatment options, including DSM-5, ECT, and TMS along with new coverage on special populations (how bipolar affects different groups, like women and various ethnic groups and special populations, like seniors and expectant moms. Bipolar disorder, which has also been called manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual mood swings and shifting energy levels. The symptoms of bipolar disorder can, if not understood and handled properly, wreak havoc on personal and professional relationships. Though bipolar disorder is a serious condition, it's one that can be treated With a firm understanding of what you're dealing with, you can navigate your way through the challenges of bipolar disorder, whether you or a loved one suffers from this illness. Recognize the warning signs of mania and depression, which may point to bipolar disorder Understand where to find the latest treatment options Stay on track with personal and professional aspects of life Effectively and compassionately respond to rants, depression, mania, and other behaviors associated with bipolar disorder Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3 rd Edition offers straightforward, reassuring information about bipolar disorder to help you or your loved one conquer the disease.
From the Back Cover Learn to: Recognize warning signs of mania and depression Find the latest treatment options Help a loved one with bipolar disorder Deal effectively with depression, anxiety, and related conditions A clear and insightful guide to successfully managing bipolar disorder Are you or a loved one dealing with the struggles of bipolar disorder? This complex illness is recognized as the fifth leading cause of disability worldwide and presents unique challenges throughout the recovery process. Fortunately, medication, therapy, and self-help strategies have proven very effective in stabilizing and maintaining moods. This newest edition of Bipolar Disorder For Dummies is a reassuring and practical guide to recovery. Know the poles - discover the diagnostic criteria for mania and depression and the various forms of bipolar disorder Tame the beast - discover the importance of confirming the diagnosis with a complete psychiatric evaluation and formulating a comprehensive treatment plan Damange control - get guidance on how to deal with the physical, emotional, and financial fallout that commonly accompanies a major mood episode and long-term struggles with bipolar disorder Self-help strategies - develop techniques to identify the early signs of oncoming mood episodes and stop them in their tracks Open the book and find: DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder I and II and related conditions How to handle the high cost of treatment Advice on vitamins and other supplements that may help with mood management Psychotherapies and self-help strategies Do's and don'ts for helping a loved one with bipolar disorder Information on the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents