Bipolar Disorder for Dummies (Paperback)
Wrap your mind around bipolar disorder and understand your treatment options
Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 4th Edition explains everything about this common mental health diagnosis in easy-to-understand terms. If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, you aren't alone. This book helps make sense of options when it comes to medications, therapies, and treatments that could improve your quality of life. You can live a full life with bipolar disorder by managing your symptoms and following a solid treatment plan. With compassionate advice and friendly insights, this book empowers you with the information you need to find support for yourself or assist a loved one who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. This updated edition covers emerging and alternative therapies, including ketamine, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), marijuana, and psychedelics.
- Get the latest on medical, therapeutic, and self-help strategies for bipolar management
- Navigate your way through the challenges of a bipolar diagnosis
- Learn the chemistry behind bipolar disorder--in terms anyone can understand
- Control symptoms, function in times of crisis, and plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes
If you suspect you may have bipolar disorder, if you have recently been diagnosed, or if you have a loved one with bipolar disorder, this Dummies guide offers you an accessible resource for learning all the basics.
About the Author
Candida Fink, MD, is a psychiatrist with board certifications in adult and pediatric psychiatry. She specializes in a neurodevelop-mental approach to psychiatric illnesses, including mood disorders, in children, adolescents, and adults. She has navigated family challenges with bipolar disorder as well. Joe Kraynak is a writer and editor who has co-authored numerous Dummies guides. He has been married to an incredible woman with bipolar disorder since 1984.