In the Moods is written for the many people who suffer from the dual diagnosis of substance abuse and bipolar mood disorder. Bringing the profound humanity of Adlerian thought to bear on these all-too-common disorders, the book is also written for their families, their friends, their caregivers. It also helps to break down the barriers between the mental health and substance abuse fields.
Brief as it is,In the Moods, goes beyond a clinical discussion of symptoms and current treatments providing valuable information, understanding, and a hopeful message for all those touched by mood disorders and substance dependence. --- from the publisher
Chapter 1: You and Moodcycling 1 Chapter 2: The Ideas of Alfred Adler
I. The Healthy Personality 7
Chapter 3: Psychotherapy and Adler
Development of Psychotherapy 11
Adler's Contribution 13
Chapter 4: The Dual Diagnosis
Understanding the Problem 19
Creativity and Mood Swings 21
Chapter 5: Treating the Problem 25 Chapter 6: Helping Those Who Care 33 Chapter 7: A Few Thoughts on Drugs 39 Chapter 8: Defeating the Dread of Change 47
Appendix I: The DSM-IV on Bipolar Disorder 53 Appendix II: The DSM-IV on Substance Dependence 56 Appendix III: Mood Stabilizers Used in the Co-occuring Disorders of Bipolar Disorder and Substance Dependence 57 Appendix IV: The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in Relation to Adlerian Theory 58 Appendix V: The Short-term and Long-term Side Effects of Mood-altering Chemicals 61
Bibliography and Resources 69 About the Authors 75
“Bravo! In the Moods by Drs. Marlene Stotland Cohen and Gerry Mozdzierz provides an easy way to learn about bipolar disorder, substance dependence and their important corresponding treatment strategies. I appreciated how the philosophical and therapeutic stance of the Adlerian psychotherapy movement has been clearly encapsulated in this clear and informative handbook. I would recommend In the Moods to anyone who is involved with mental disorders, directly or indirectly, as a way to gain insight into ways for helping themselves and others.”
Tom Caplan, M.S.W.(Adjunct Professor, McGill School of Social Work)
“In the Moods is a comprehensive treatment of the issues surrounding the dual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and substance dependence. I highly recommend this meaningful guidebook as suggested reading for all students in the helping professions.”
Trudy Friedman, M.A. (Adler School of Montreal)
About the Authors:
Marlene Stotland Cohen, Ph.D., M.A. Dr. Stotland Cohen has followed two careers, as a pharmacologist (McGill University), and as a psychotherapist (Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago). Her area of specialization is in substance abuse, which draws on both fields of her expertise. She worked for 10 years at Phoenix Center in Lachine, Quebec, a treatment Center for alcoholism and drug abuse, where she specialized in group therapy and family counseling. After treating hundreds of clients, she discovered that the recovering patients had the greatest success in their treatment when they started to understand the cognitive processes that undermine them. Many in this client group also had some form of mood disorder. Her clients experienced a higher success rate for those who tackled the family alienation brought about as their substance dependence developed. Dr. Stotland Cohen is presently in private practice in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Gerry J. Mozdzierz, Ph.D. Over the past 40 years, Dr. Gerry Mozdzierz has dedicated himself to helping others afflicted with mental as well as physical illness. He is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has published countless papers in professional journals of psychology, medicine and ethics, presented papers at national and international meetings, and served as editor to the Journal of Individual Psychology. He has also given innumerable workshops and courses in psychology across North America and Europe.
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