Bipolar Disorder For Dummies 3rd Edition

Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3eWant to know more about bipolar disorder? This reassuring guide sorts out the differences between bipolar I, bipolar II, rapid-cycling bipolar, and cyclothymic disorder; explains the biology behind the illness; and covers the latest medications, therapies, self-help techniques, and other treatments to prevent and recover from major mood episodes.

You get sound advice and self-help techniques that you and your loved ones, including kids and teens, can use to ease and eliminate symptoms, function in times of crisis, plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes, and feel a whole lot better.

Discover how to select a mental health specialist, take control of your treatment, maintain mood stability, make positive lifestyle changes, and understand your medication options.

Identify your stressors and triggers, get an accurate diagnosis, and get on with your life!

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“…Bipolar expert Candida Fink has written a book that explains it clearly, and provides plenty of advice on the latest drugs as well as telling you how to spot early signs of the condition…”

Independent on Sunday, 25th September 2005

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The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child

Cover image for the book The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar ChildBipolar disorder has recently been identified as one of the most misunderstood and underdiagnosed conditions affecting children – and it is dramatically on the rise. The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child gives parents the sound advice and expert information they need to cope with this challenging diagnosis, and shows how to provide essential care and support for a bipolar child as well as for the rest of the family.

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Praise for the Book

“A sympathetic roadmap….It not only outlines the territory, but it reminds the reader how sensitive these children are and offers helpful suggestions that can make life smoother.”

Janice Papolos

Coauthor of The Bipolar Child

“This book gives poignant firsthand accounts of what it is like to be the parent affiliate of a child with bipolar disorder. For those who are looking for assistance and guidance from a parent’s perspective, the book provides reasonable, commonsense suggestions that caregivers are likely to find quite helpful.”

Robert L. Findling, M.D.

Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

“The authors provide a tremendous service to parents with bipolar children. The information provided is comprehensive and specific. This book fills a big wide gaping hole that those in need will deeply appreciate.”

Miriam Arond

Editor-in-Chief, Child Magazine

“This is the book I was looking for years ago and couldn’t find! The authors have captured the experience of parenting children with bipolar disorder, and have provided validation and support for this most important journey.”

Ruth Field, M.S.W.

Past President and Cofounder, Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

Dr. Candida Fink, MD is a New Rochelle, NY psychiatrist board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry who specializes in several areas, including mood and anxiety disorders and dual diagnoses of developmental disabilities and mental illness. She treats children, teens, and young adults with a range of concerns including  ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD, autism, pediatric mood disorders, and mental health issues in school settings. Read Dr. Fink’s full bio.

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