Living with Bipolar: A Guide to Understanding and Managing the Disorder (Paperback)
Analyzing an ailment that affects more than half of those suffering from depression, this reference provides practical and comprehensive information about bipolar disorder. Formerly known as manic depression, its mood swings can be extraordinarily disturbing for both the sufferers and those around them. This resource outlines the characteristics of the two main forms—Bipolar I and Bipolar II—their causes and triggers, treatment options, and ways of preventing relapses. With strategies for coping with symptoms and advice for living a healthy lifestyle, this handbook will prove invaluable to those suffering from bipolar disorder as well as their family and friends.
Lesley Berk is a psychologist with extensive experience in the clinical management of bipolar and other mood disorders. Michael Berk is a professor of psychiatry at Barwon Health and The Geelong Clinic at The University of Melbourne, Australia, and heads the bipolar program at Orygen Research Centre. David Castle is a professor of psychiatry at St. Vincent's Health and The University of Melbourne. He has published widely in prestigious scientific journals and coauthored 13 books. Sue Lauder is a clinical psychologist and has worked in private practice as well as a variety of clinical research settings.