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The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know
David J. Miklowitz
1572305258
January 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Hard on the heels of Fuller Torrey and Michael B. Knable's excellent Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families and Providers (LJ 1/02) comes another strong title. Both books cover the origins, symptoms, and treatments for bipolar disorder, with emphasis on current medications. The main difference between the two books is that the current title by Miklowitz (psychology, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) is intended for patients. It spends a good deal of time on issues exclusive to the sufferer how to come to terms with the diagnosis, whom to confide in, and how to recognize one's own mood swings. More concise in its treatment of the issues just mentioned, Torrey and Knable's title is addressed to a more general audience, spends more time reviewing the scientific evidence...


Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, Vol. 1
David D. Burns
0380810336
January 1999
Mass Market Paperback
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Los Angeles Times
"A book to read and re-read!"

-- Los Angeles Times
"A book to read and re-read!" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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I Hate You, Don't Leave Me
Jerold J. Kriesman
0380713055
Jan 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has been in the official psychiatric lexicon only since 1980. "Borderlines," according to the authors, are people who suffer from a weak sense of identity and a fear of abandonment; given to rapid mood swings, impulsive self-destructiveness and violent outbursts, they frequently have family backgrounds marked by alcoholism, child abuse or emotional distance. Kreisman, a psychiatrist who heads a BPD unit in a St. Louis hospital, and health writer Straus, speculate that the BPD diagnosis might be applicable to Marilyn Monroe, Adolph Hitler, T. E. Lawrence and Muammar al Qaddafi. They claim that BPD afflicts over 10 million Americans and is the most common disorder among hospitalized mental patients. This clinically written primer leaves the reader with the impression that BPD...


The Mood Cure
Julia Ross
0142003646
Dec 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Ross, author of The Diet Cure, here offers a prescriptive plan designed to relieve a variety of ailments from seasonal disorders, stress, irritability and depression. Ross believes that many of these annoying and, in some cases, severely disabling disorders can be relieved through a change in diet and nutritional supplements. Readers are asked to first determine which of four "false moods" they suffer from: a dark cloud, blahs, stress or too much sensitivity. The survey is simple and the questions will immediately resonate with readers: for example, someone who is suffering from the blahs is likely to have difficulty focusing or require a great deal of sleep. Armed with their survey scores, readers can then turn to the appropriate chapter to learn which diets and supplements will be most helpful.Particularly...


An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Kay Redfield Jamison
0679763309
January 1995
Paperback
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Book Review
In Touched with Fire, Kay Redfield Jamison, a psychiatrist, turned a mirror on the creativity so often associated with mental illness. In this book she turns that mirror on herself. With breathtaking honesty she tells of her own manic depression, the bitter costs of her illness, and its paradoxical benefits: "There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness and terror involved in this kind of madness.... It will never end, for madness carves its own reality." This is one of the best scientific autobiographies ever written, a combination of clarity, truth, and insight into human character. "We are all, as Byron put it, differently organized," Jamison writes. "We each move within the restraints of our temperament and live up only partially to its possibilities." Jamison's ability to live...


Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Steven C. Hayes
1572244259
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Trying to "change" negative thoughts through cognitive gymnastics is like trying to win a war single-handedly. Why waste a life trying the impossible? In Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) advocate Dr. Steven Hayes escorts the mildly depressed, angry, and anxiety prone through a new approach to handling suffering--universal human suffering caused by language's illusions. Rather than fighting off bad thoughts and feelings with internal pep talks, Hayes beautifully explains how to embrace those pessimistic and foreboding mental voices (much like welcoming home one's cranky, play-worn children), "defuse" them with respectful attention, and commit to leading a purposeful life that includes their occasional ranting.

Intriguing exercises help readers identify their core...



Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
Dennis Greenberger
0898621283
March 1995
Paperback
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Review
"What are you struggling with in your life? What patterns in thinking have held you trapped over the years? How can you develop and automatize a new way of seeing things that helps get you out of ruts you have maintained over the years? Drs. Padesky and Greenberger give you practice in learning how to make sense of your moods, to identify your own irrational thinking and to base your thinking fully on facts. They even give you a means to challenge old thinking patterns that you developed as a child. I saw Dr. Padesky demonstrate these skills at a cognitive therapy conference. I walked away very impressed with her warm, sincere, knowledgeable, creative and rational approach to helping people change. I am delighted to recommend this workbook."--Ellen Kenner, PhD, clinical psychologist and host of The RATIONAL Basis of...


The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook.
Edmund J. Bourne
1572244135
May 2005
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This book excels not only in explaining the cause and nature of anxiety disorders and phobias but also in describing treatments. Director of the Anxiety Treatment Center in Santa Rosa (California), Bourne emphasizes the cognitive-behavioral model of treatment but includes information on biopsychiatry, intense psychotherapy, and spirituality as additional treatment modalities. This is truly a "workbook," with exercises designed to facilitate recovery, either through private use or in conjunction with professional therapy. If your library already owns the 1990 edition and money is an object, you can probably pass on this revision, which updates the definitions of anxiety and phobia so that they conform with the new DSM-IV diagnostic criteria and includes new information on the biological causes of anxiety and related...


Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder
Demitri Papolos M.D.
0767912853
September 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
For any caregiver experiencing life with a bipolar child, Demitri and Janice Papolos's The Bipolar Child will be an indispensable reference guide. The material is presented clearly, with lots of helpful charts and lists to aid in receiving proper diagnosis, treatment, and long-term care. All medical information is relayed with the aim of helping parents to ensure effective treatment for their children and includes journal-tracking formats to help caregivers provide accurate information to personal physicians. Importantly, many pages are devoted to discussions about the emotional upheavals that living with a bipolar child can bring, and how parents and children can cope most effectively. The book is filled with families' stories that do a beautiful job providing comfort and inspiration to others. A detailed chapter on...


The Ptsd Workbook
Mary Beth Williams
1572242825
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
(New Harbinger Publications) Trauma Recovery Education and Counseling Center, Warrenton, VA. Two psychologists and trauma experts offer techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts to conquer trauma-related symptoms. Readers learn how to determine type of trauma, identify symptoms, and learn how to overcome them. For consumers. Softcover.

Book Info
(New Harbinger Publications) Trauma Recovery Education & Counseling Center, Warrenton, VA. Two psychologists and trauma experts offer techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts to conquer trauma-related symptoms. Readers learn how to determine type of trauma, identify symptoms, and learn how to overcome them. For consumers. Softcover.


Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder
Julie A. Fast
1572243422
February 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Julie Fast and John Preston have written a ground breaking book for couples who want to prevent manic depressive disorder from hijacking their relationship. Fast, a health writer diagnosed with bipolar illness and clinical psychologist Preston are ideal companions. Their innovative ideas will be welcomed by exhausted partners of "bipolar individuals"--whose illness can cause them to alternate between manic and depressed behavior. Once medication has been prescribed, the key is studying the specific ways your partner is effected. This allows couples to develop pro-active strategies for treating and stabilizing mood swings and symptoms, before they develop into full-blown crises. The techniques emphasize prevention, rather than putting out fires. These include understanding the difference between the person and the disease...


Telling Yourself the Truth
William Backus
0764223259
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Find your way out of depression, anxiety, fear, anger, and more by applying the principles of Misbelief Therapy. Learn how to handle emotions properly.

About the Author
Dr. William Backus is founder of the Center for Christian Psychological Services, and an ordained clergyman in the Lutheran church. He is also a licensed Consulting Psychologist. He has a master's degree in theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Backus has conducted follow-up studies of his clients, which show a 95 percent improvement rate, compared to a 67 percent success rate for other methods of therapy. The difference, Dr. Backus says, is "the truth of God as revealed in the Word." In addition, he serves as an...


Brain Lock
Jeffrey M. Schwartz
0060987111
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Eric Hollander, M.D., Compulsive, Impulsive & Anxiety Disorders Program, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
"A remarkable achievement! This book will make a world of difference in the lives of people with OCD."

Book Description
An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and live diminished lives in which they are compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task over and over. Traditionally, OCD has been treated with Prozac or similar drugs. The problem with medication, aside from its cost, is that 30 percent of people treated don't respond to it, and when the pills stop, the symptoms invariably return.

In Brain Lock, Jeffrey M. Schwartz presents a simple four-step method for overcoming OCD that is so effective, it's now used in academic...



Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Scott E. Spradlin
1572243090
February 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a therapeutic technique designed to counter extreme emotional reactions — before they lead to overwhelming anger, depression, anxiety, and stress-related ailments. An eclectic mix of cognitive-behavioral techniques, skills training, Zen, and existentialism, DBT helps readers pay attention to their emotions, assess their blocks to controlling them, become less judgmental of themselves when they lose control, and ultimately eliminate overpowering feelings. Worksheets and assessment exercises round out this breakthrough program.

From the Publisher
When we are regularly undone by our emotions, we become victims of damaged relationships, trapped circumstances, self-sabotage, and illness. In this breakthrough new workbook, a psychologist who...


Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families
Francis Mark Mondimore
0801861187
April 1999
Paperback
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From Kirkus Reviews
paper 0-8018-6118-7 An exhaustive, scientific, yet compassionate assist for sufferers of ``the chameleon of psychiatric disorders'' and their families. Psychiatrist Mondimore (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) looks first at the symptoms and diagnosis of bipolar disorder, or manic-depression: the disease wears many masks that can make diagnosis difficult. Mondimore concedes that at present psychiatrists are generally working with the same diagnostic tools that were used in the 19th century: their eyes and ears. He goes on to discuss treatment. Medications are first and foremostprimarily mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and antipsychotics. He follows with a thoughtful considerations of electroconvulsive therapy, counseling, and psychotherapy. Mondimore is especially clear on medication side effects (and how to...


Bipolar Disorder For Dummies
Candida Fink
0764584510
August 2005
Paperback
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Review
"...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)

Book Description
Identify your stressors and triggers

Get an accurate diagnosis and get on with your life!

Want to know more about bipolar disorder? This reassuring guide explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. 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...



Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and The Artistic Temperament
Kay Redfield Jamison
068483183X
January 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
The march of science in explaining human nature continues. In Touched With Fire, Jamison marshals a tremendous amount of evidence for the proposition that most artistic geniuses were (and are) manic depressives. This is a book of interest to scientists, psychologists, and artists struggling with the age-old question of whether psychological suffering is an essential component of artistic creativity. Anyone reading this book closely will be forced to conclude that it is. Very Highly Recommended. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Drawing from the lives of artists such as Van Gogh, Byron and Virginia Woolf, Jamison examines the links between manic-depression and creativity. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Secrets of Serotonin: The Natural Hormone that Curbs Food and Alcohol Cravings, Elevates Your Mood, Reduces Pain, and Boosts Energy, Vol. 1
Carol Hart
0312960875
September 1996
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
The Natural Solution to weight control and mood enhancement.

Serotonin--a completely natural hormone manufactured by your own body--can dramatically transform your mood, reduce your appetite, and improve your life. Serotonin has a powerful effect on the brain: enough and you feel great; too little and you may binge on food or alcohol, get a migrane, or even feel suicideal.
In fact, millions of people take Prozac every day to compensate for low serotonin levels without knowing that changes in diet and lifestyle may be all they need.

Now this breakthrough book helps you take charge of your own health and healing. It shows you how to boost your serotonin levels, safely and without drugs. You'll discover fast and easy-to-do daily serotonin-balancing routines and food choices that can:

Reduce...


Guide to Rational Living
Albert Ellis
0879800429
Jan 1997
Paperback
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