9780446697613

Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder

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  • ISBN13:

    9780446697613

  • ISBN10:

    0446697613

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-09-26
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Summary

MANAGE YOUR MOODS. IDENTIFY YOUR TRIGGERS. RECLAIM YOUR LIFE.Many people diagnosed with bipolar disorder are sent home with the name ofa doctor and prescription drugs. But few are able to manage their oftenout-of-control emotions with medication alone. Written by Julie A. Fast,who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age thirty-one, and bipolardisorder specialist John Preston, PsyD, TAKE CHARGE OF BIPOLAR DISORDERoffers a unique, personalized approach that teaches people with bipolardisorder and their loved ones to manage the illness and achieve dailystability. Fast and Preston's groundbreaking program combines medicationand supplements, lifestyle changes, behavior modifications, and otherindispensable management tools. Readers will learn how to: Understand thebehaviors caused by bipolar disorder Work with their doctors to find theright medications Develop a bipolar-friendly diet and exercise programRecognize the triggers and signs of major bipolar disorder symptoms to stopthe mood swings before they go too far.

Author Biography

Julie A. Fast is a world leading mental health expert on the topics of bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and psychosis.  She is the bestselling author of Loving Someone with Bipolar DisorderTake Charge of Bipolar Disorder and Getting it Done When You’re Depressed. Julie is a critically acclaimed international speaker, health care professional trainer and sought after media source on the topic of mental health treatment and management. Julie lives with bipolar disorder and a psychotic disorder, also called schizoaffective disorder.  Julie’s work offers a balanced, well researched perspective on serious mental health disorders and their impact on the person with the diagnosis as well as family members and partners. Julie’s goal is to prevent bipolar disorder in the next generation.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
A Note from Julie Fastp. xvii
A Note to Family Members and Friendsp. xix
Introduction: What Is Bipolar Disorder?p. 1
Medications and Supplements
Medications and Supplementsp. 33
Lifestyle Changes
Sleep, Diet, Exercise, and Lightp. 65
Work and Moneyp. 88
Behavioral Changes
Knowing Your Bipolar Disorder Triggersp. 111
The Bipolar Conversationp. 128
Asking for Help
Choosing a Supportive Health Care Teamp. 147
Teaching Family and Friends How to Help You Stay Stablep. 166
Hospitalsp. 185
Insurance and Paperworkp. 201
Putting It All Together: Using the 4-Step Treatment Plan in Daily Life
Specific Plans for Specific Problemsp. 213
Planning for the Futurep. 254
Appendixes
Resourcesp. 263
Suggested Readingp. 265
Charts and Journal Pagesp. 267
Endnotesp. 281
Indexp. 283
About the Authorsp. 291
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