Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families Very well writtenEasy to read, informative, I liked his tone and the subtle humor found here and there I ve had bipolar for 6 years and have read quite a bit on it but I still found this book really interesting and I learned a lot. This is a well written, and easily read book I m reading it for school, but imaginge it would be helpful for anyone interested in this topic It has good first hand accounts of dealing with bipoal disorder And the author recommends a well rounded approach to treating it, from pharmaceuticals, light therapy, talk therapy, and even nutritional recommendations. This comprehensive book is one of the best books I have read on Bipolar Disorder In it s simplistic fashion the patient as well as a loved one can grasp the struggles and challenges that someone afflicted with disorder must endure.It provides the loved ones with the scientific knowledge that this is not merely a figment of one s imagination and that the disorder is indeed a brain disorder Dr Mondi makes that quite clear in this book This book I have used for myself since I am one of the This comprehensive book is one of the best books I have read on Bipolar Disorder In it s simplistic fashion the patient as well as a loved one can grasp the struggles and challenges that someone afflicted with disorder must endure.It provides the loved ones with the scientific knowledge that this is not merely a figment of one s imagination and that the disorder is indeed a brain disorder Dr Mondi makes that quite clear in this book This book I have used for myself since I am one of the lucky winners of having this disorder and this book has provided my friends and family a better understanding into my world It provided me with answers to the feelings and behaviors that seem elusive to me for years and now it is so crystal clear.I would highly recommend this text to any person or loved one who are trying to educate themselves to assist themselves in their new diagnosis or give family members the insight they have always needed I m fresh off a three month stay on a psych ward for Bipolar 1 and have decided to educated myself about my illness This book was invaluable in helping me accept the diagnosis, the lingering effects of psychotic mania having taken a toll on my critical thinking skills.There are useful chapters on medication and lifestyle, and the main focus of the book is an overview of all things bipolar from the ancient Greeks to modern advances in medicine It covers symptoms and diagnosis, and comorbidities I m fresh off a three month stay on a psych ward for Bipolar 1 and have decided to educated myself about my illness This book was invaluable in helping me accept the diagnosis, the lingering effects of psychotic mania having taken a toll on my critical thinking skills.There are useful chapters on medication and lifestyle, and the main focus of the book is an overview of all things bipolar from the ancient Greeks to modern advances in medicine It covers symptoms and diagnosis, and comorbidities like substance abuse and SAD.I d recommend the book to anyone with bipolar but it would be especially useful for Americans as there were several sections that referred to the US healthcare system This book is very informative and not as intimidating as I thought it would be at first The topic is fascinating, but the continual text is a snooze I m having a hard time finishing this book. This is such a great book I ve actually given copies to friends and family to help them understand my daughter s illness It is well organized and clearly written A great introduction to the illness, but still offering enough detail and useful information. This book was a very professional review of Bipolar Disorder symptoms of various forms BPD 1 2, etc , clinical and pharmaceutical treatments, lifestyle impacts, etc The doctor s approach very clearly translated BPD affects and conditions in an easy to understand format Even the history of electro shock therapies and pharmaceutical treatment was well explained for those living with BPD and their families This provides very helpful information for patients and families This book was a very professional review of Bipolar Disorder symptoms of various forms BPD 1 2, etc , clinical and pharmaceutical treatments, lifestyle impacts, etc The doctor s approach very clearly translated BPD affects and conditions in an easy to understand format Even the history of electro shock therapies and pharmaceutical treatment was well explained for those living with BPD and their families This provides very helpful information for patients and families Great resource book on bipolar disorder from a Johns Hopkins physician Described bipolar in scientific detail but in a VERY relatable manner Helped me to understand the impact of the disease on those affected by it. A very good book for those suffering from bipolar disorder Everything is covered from treatment to causes Must read. Bipolar disorder can be devastating It can disrupt relationships and careers, it can wreak havoc on family life, and, when not properly treated, it can be fatal Sincethis compassionate and comprehensive guide has helped tens of thousands of people cope with this complex disease This, the second edition of Bipolar Disorder, is thoroughly updated and discusses promising new options for diagnosis and treatment along with new information on the disease s genetic componentsBipolar disorder is difficult to diagnose Dr Mondi explains how symptoms fluctuate in persons with seasonal affective disorder, how they can lead to a mistaken diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, and how they may be made worse by alcohol or drug addictionThe disease can also be difficult to treat Dr Mondi gives advice about how to pick a psychiatrist and cope with the stigma of psychiatric diagnosis He provides extensive information on treatment options, including the advantages, disadvantages, and side effects of various drug therapiesHe also describes what it is like to live with bipolar disorder and discusses how lifestyle changes can improve quality of life Throughout, he focuses on the importance of building a support system, planning for emergencies, and giving yourself permission to seek help

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