Bipolar disorder : a guide for patients and families / Francis Mark Mondimore

Author(s): Mondimore, Francis Mark, 1953-
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Subjects: Manic-depressive illness--Popular works
Affective disorders--Popular works
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999
Series: Johns Hopkins Press health book
LC Classification: R, RC
Table of Contents: Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I. Symptoms, Syndromes, and Diagnosis 1
1. Normal and Abnormal Mood 5
2. The Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder 28
3. A Summary of the Diagnostic Categories of Bipolar Disorder in DSM IV 54
4. The Mood Disease 61
Pt. II. Treatment 73
5. The Brain: Neurons, Neurotransmitters, and More 75
6. Mood-Stabilizing Medications 84
7. Antidepressant Medications 100
8. Antipsychotic Medications 109
9. Other Medications, Hormones, and an Herb 116
10. Electroconvulsive Therapy 124
11. Counseling and Psychotherapy 133
12. Treatment Approaches in Bipolar Disorder 147
Pt. III. Variations, Causes, and Connections 157
13. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents 159
14. Women with Bipolar Disorder: Special Considerations 165
15. Alcoholism and Drug Abuse 170
16. Seasonal Affective Disorder and Chronobiology 177
17. The Genetics of Bipolar Disorder 191
18. Bipolar Biology 197
19. Bipolar Disorder and Creativity 209
Pt. IV. Getting Better and Staying Well 217
20. Living with Bipolar Disorder 219
21. Planning for Emergencies 232
22. The Role of the Family 240
23. Looking Ahead 250
Resources 253
Notes 257
Index 273
Notes: LCCN: 98041913
ISBN: 0801861187 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0801861179 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-272) and index
Partial contents: Symptoms, syndromes, and diagnosis -- Treatment -- Antidepressant medications -- Other medications, hormones, and an herb -- Counseling and psychotherapy -- Variations, causes, and connections -- Bipolar disorder in children and adolescents -- Women with bipolar disorder -- Seasonal affective disorder and chronobiology -- Getting better and staying well -- Living with bipolar disorder -- The role of the family
Physical Description: xi, 277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 39811619
ISBN/ISSN: 0801861187
0801861179

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