Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families, and Providers

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Basic Books, 3 de jan. de 2002 - 395 páginas
Surviving Manic Depression is the most authoritative book on this disorder, which affects more than two million people in the U.S. alone. Based on the latest research, it provides detailed coverage of every aspect of manic depression-from understanding its causes and treatments to choosing doctors and managing relapses-with guidance drawn from the latest scientific information.Drs. Torrey and Knable provide thorough, up-to-date coverage of all aspects of the disease, including a detailed description of symptoms (with many direct descriptions from patients themselves), risk factors, onset and cause, medications (including drugs still in the testing stage), psychotherapy, and rehabilitation, as well as information about how the disease affects children and adolescents. Here too are discussions of special problems related to manic depression, including alcohol and drug abuse, violent behavior, medication noncompliance, suicide, sex, AIDS, and confidentiality. Surviving Manic Depression also includes special features such as a listing of selected websites, books, videotapes, and other resources.
 

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Surviving manic depression: a manual on bipolar disorder for patients, families, and providers

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Torrey, one of the world's leading authorities on schizophrenia and an advocate for the care of the severely mentally ill, here does for manic depression what he has done for schizophrenia in ... Ler resenha completa

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Excellent, a good read for those with an interest in the science and psychology behind bipolar. Ler resenha completa

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DIMENSIONS OF MANICDEPRESSIVE ILLNESS
2
MANIA AND DEPRESSION FROM THE INSIDE
20
MANICDEPRESSIVE ILLNESS DEFINED
46
CONDITIONS SOMETIMES CONFUSED WITH MANICDEPRESSIVE ILLNESS
64
RISK FACTORS FOR DEVELOPING MANICDEPRESSIVE ILLNESS
84
MEDICATIONS MOOD STABILIZERS
138
ANTIDEPRESSANTS ANTIPSYCHOTICS AND BENZODIAZAPINES
164
MEDICATIONS TREATMENT STRATEGIES
190
NONMEDICATION ASPECTS OF TREATMENT
204
MANICDEPRESSIVE ILLNESS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
222
TEN SPECIAL PROBLEMS
234
MANICDEPRESSIVE ILLNESS AND CREATIVITY
268
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
280
ISSUES FOR ADVOCATES
294
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E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., is president of the Treatment Advocacy Center and Executive Director of the Stanley Foundation Research Programs. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. His books include Schizophrenia and Manic-Depressive Disorder, Out of the Shadows, Nowhere to Go, and Surviving Schizophrenia. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.Michael B. Knable, D.O., is Medical Director of the Stanley Foundation Research Programs and is Clinical Instructor in Neurology and Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., is president of the Treatment Advocacy Center and Executive Director of the Stanley Foundation Research Programs. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. His books include Schizophrenia and Manic-Depressive Disorder, Out of the Shadows, Nowhere to Go, and Surviving Schizophrenia. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.Michael B. Knable, D.O., is Medical Director of the Stanley Foundation Research Programs and is Clinical Instructor in Neurology and Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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