Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step toward reclaiming your life from bipolar disorder. But if you or someone you love is struggling with the frantic highs and crushing lows of this illness, there are still many hurdles to surmount at home, at work, and in daily life. You need current information and practical problem-solving advice you can count on. You've come to the right place. In The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, you will learn:
• How you can distinguish between early warning signs of bipolar mood swings and normal ups and downs
• What medications are available, and what their side effects are
• What you should do when you find yourself escalating into mania or descending into depression
• How you can tell your coworkers about your illness without endangering your career
• How you can provide constructive help and support to a loved one with bipolar disorder
Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz offers straight talk, true stories, and proven strategies that can help you achieve greater balance and free yourself from out-of-control moods. The updated second edition of this bestselling guide has the latest facts on medications and therapy, an expanded discussion of parenting issues for bipolar adults, and a new chapter, "For Women Only."
"A practical, straightforward book that will be a great help to those who have bipolar illness, as well as their families. I could not recommend this book more highly." ---Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., author of An Unquiet Mind
About the Author:
David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D., is a professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, and senior clinical researcher at Oxford University. He also directs the Integrative Study Center in Mood Disorders and the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program at the UCLA Semel Institute. Dr. Miklowitz's numerous publications include The Bipolar Teen and the award-winning book for professionals Bipolar Disorder: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach. He lives with his wife in Los Angeles. Kris Koscheski, narrator, director, and audio aficionado, has worked on over four hundred audiobooks over the last twelve years. He has produced and directed many titles that have earned AudioFile Earphones Awards, Audie Awards, and Grammy nominations. Kris is a professional narrator and musician, and he was educated in the art of sound engineering. As an independent voice artist, Kris narrates for commercials, books, and cutting-edge Web media productions.