Bipolar Disorder Resources
Bipolar Disorder is also known as manic-depressive illness. It is common for everyone to go through periodic ups and downs. Patients with bipolar disorder, however, experience higher highs and lower lows than most of the population. These severe shifts in mood, self-image and energy can seriously impair a patient's ability to function in every area of life. Research suggests that bipolar disorder posesses a strong genetic causal link.
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The Bipolar Workbook: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings
by Monica Ramirez Basco
Living with bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge. Those who struggle with the illness have to learn effective ways to control their mood swings, avoid relapse, and get the most from medication-based treatments. This workbook delivers a hands-on resource that gives sufferers the edge they need. Based on proven cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, the book offers a variety of tools that enable readers to recognize the early warning signs of an oncoming episode, develop plans for withstanding the seductive pull of manic episodes, and escape the paralysis of depression. Specific chapters address key challenges at various stages, from overcoming denial of the initial diagnosis to fine-tuning treatments and maintaining gains.