Clinician's Guide to Bipolar Disorder (Hardcover)
Bipolar disorder refers to the mental health condition and chronic mood disorder that involves abrupt changes in behavior, mood, thought processes and energy levels. Cyclothymic disorder, bipolar I disorder and bipolar II disorder are the three primary types of bipolar disorders. A few of the prominent symptoms of bipolar disorder are erratic changes in behavior and mood, which can cause serious distress and difficulty in daily life. Other significant symptoms include an extremely low or elevated mood. The factors of bipolar disorder include significant levels of trauma or stress, certain medical conditions, family history of bipolar disorder, and alcohol or drug addiction. It can be diagnosed through a variety of methods including mood charting, physical examinations, psychiatric evaluations, etc. The treatment of bipolar disorder includes a variety of therapies, such as self-management techniques, psychotherapy, beneficial lifestyle behaviors, and medications. This book aims to understand the clinical perspectives of bipolar disorders. It presents researches and studies performed by experts across the globe. The book is appropriate for students seeking detailed information in this area as well as for experts.