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Bipolar Disorder

A Guide for You and Your Loved Ones

Francis Mark Mondimore, MD

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The vital resource for people with bipolar disorder and their loved ones, completely updated.

Winner of the American Book Fest Best Book Award in Health - Psychology/Mental Health by the American Book Fest

Compassionate and comprehensive, Dr. Francis Mondimore's pathbreaking guide has helped thousands of people and their loved ones cope with bipolar disorder. Now in its fourth edition, Bipolar Disorder has been totally revised and reorganized to reflect dramatic improvements in the treatment of the illness, as well as numerous scientific breakthroughs that have increased our understanding of its…

The vital resource for people with bipolar disorder and their loved ones, completely updated.

Winner of the American Book Fest Best Book Award in Health - Psychology/Mental Health by the American Book Fest

Compassionate and comprehensive, Dr. Francis Mondimore's pathbreaking guide has helped thousands of people and their loved ones cope with bipolar disorder. Now in its fourth edition, Bipolar Disorder has been totally revised and reorganized to reflect dramatic improvements in the treatment of the illness, as well as numerous scientific breakthroughs that have increased our understanding of its causes.

With insight and sensitivity, Dr. Mondimore
• surveys new medications for treating bipolar disorder, including ketamine, exploring the benefits and potential side effects
• reviews the scientific studies that back up claims for recommended botanicals and nutritional supplements, such as omega-3s and NAC, and tells you which ones to leave on the shelf
• expands the chapter on brain stimulation treatments to include new transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) devices and techniques such as "deep TMS" and "theta-burst TMS," as well as new details about vagal nerve stimulation
• describes the emerging field of pharmacogenomics: the science of using a patient's genetic profile to improve the selection and dosing of medications
• examines the important relationship between bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder while discussing why one or the other diagnosis is often overlooked in persons who have both
• lays out recommended lifestyle changes and practical approaches to managing the illness better, planning for emergencies, building a support system, dealing with insurance and legal issues, and defining the role of the family

A section called "What Causes Bipolar Disorder" has been added to this new edition. Dr. Mondimore also discusses the role that talk therapy, including specialized forms of cognitive behavioral therapy and family-focused therapy, can play in managing the disorder. Throughout the book, Dr. Mondimore has added sidebars on fascinating details about the history of this disorder and its treatment.

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Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for You & Your Loved Ones should be required reading for any family or individual concerned about bipolar disorder.

An excellent guide to a painful and difficult yet treatable illness. Dr. Mondimore's outstanding abilities as clinician and teacher are put to good use in this indispensable book.

I highly recommend it for patients and their family members and friends as an enlightened, pragmatic, and empathic resource for this very complex and challenging illness.

An excellent book for patients with bipolar illness... It gives patients and their families enough information without being overwhelming and overly technical. The tone is practical but compassionate toward patients and family members suffering through this difficult illness. Good resource sections provide more extensive reading and online data. I would highly recommend this book.

The marvel of this book is its ability to present information in a detailed, understandable manner, while avoiding pitfalls of being overly weighted in professional jargon or skimpy in specific neurological and behavioral detail.

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344
ISBN
9781421439068
Illustration Description
3 halftones, 23 line drawings
Table of Contents

Preface
Part I: What is Bipolar Disorder?
1. Normal and Abnormal Mood
2. The Categories of Bipolar Disorder
3. Bipolar Disorder and the DSM-5
4. The Mood Disease: Some History
Part II: The Treatment of

Preface
Part I: What is Bipolar Disorder?
1. Normal and Abnormal Mood
2. The Categories of Bipolar Disorder
3. Bipolar Disorder and the DSM-5
4. The Mood Disease: Some History
Part II: The Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
5. Mood-Stabilizing Medications
6. Antipsychotic Medications
7. Antidepressant Medications
8. New (and Old) Medications and Pipeline Drugs
9. More Medications, Hormones, and Dietary Supplements
10. Brain-Stimulation Treatments
11. Counseling and Psychotherapy
12. Treatment Approaches in Bipolar Disorder
Part III: What Causes Bipolar Disorder?
13. The Brain is Like the Internet
14. More Bipolar Biology
15. The Science of Cycles: Chronobiology
16. The Genetics of Bipolar Disorder
Part IV: Bipolar Variations and Connections
17. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
18. Women with Bipolar Disorder: Special Considerations
19. Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
20. Borderline Personality Disorder
21. Bipolar Disorder and Creativity
Part V: Getting Better and Staying Well
22. Living with Bipolar Disorder
23. Planning for Emergencies
24. The Role of the Family
25. Summing Up and Looking Ahead
Resources
Notes
Index

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Francis Mark Mondimore, MD
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Francis Mark Mondimore, MD

Francis Mark Mondimore, MD (NORTH BEACH, MD), is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the founding director of the Mood Disorders Clinic at the Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is the author or coauthor of five books on mental health issues, including Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for You and Your Loved Ones, Adolescent...