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The Concise Guide to Bipolar Disorder

Francis Mark Mondimore, MD

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A concise, essential guide to living with bipolar disorder by an internationally known expert.

When a diagnosis of bipolar disorder enters your life, you may not be sure where to turn for accurate information about this potentially devastating but treatable illness. Whether you yourself have been diagnosed, or a spouse, parent, child, friend, or employee has developed the illness, the need for information and advice is acute.

Presenting the essentials of diagnosis and treatment clearly and succinctly, leading psychiatrist Dr. Francis Mark Mondimore distills everything you need to know about…

A concise, essential guide to living with bipolar disorder by an internationally known expert.

When a diagnosis of bipolar disorder enters your life, you may not be sure where to turn for accurate information about this potentially devastating but treatable illness. Whether you yourself have been diagnosed, or a spouse, parent, child, friend, or employee has developed the illness, the need for information and advice is acute.

Presenting the essentials of diagnosis and treatment clearly and succinctly, leading psychiatrist Dr. Francis Mark Mondimore distills everything you need to know about bipolar disorder in this new indispensable guide. In down-to-earth language, Dr. Mondimore explains what bipolar disorder is and how you (or your loved one) can live your best life with the help of medications, therapy, the support of family and friends, and medical care.

An extensive list of references is included, along with additional suggested reading materials and online resources. Realistic clinical descriptions and anecdotes reflecting on fascinating historical details associated with this condition provide further information. The Concise Guide to Bipolar Disorder is an excellent up-to-date resource for the newly diagnosed or those seeking rapid answers to the most common questions about bipolar disorder.

Past Praise for Books by Francis Mark Mondimore, MD

"Offers advice on how to live with bipolar disorder, and how not to become its victim."—Large Print Reviews

"An enlightened, pragmatic, and empathic resource for this very complex and challenging illness."—Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

"An absolute gold mine for those with the disorder and their families: thorough, candid, and up-to-date advice, full of new possibilities for help."—Kirkus Reviews

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A highly educational guide and a comprehensive account of bipolar disorder from a psychiatric perspective.

Very thorough. The Concise Guide to Bipolar Disorder provides the information that people with bipolar disorder, friends and family, primary care providers, family doctors, and nurse practitioners need.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Part I. What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Chapter 1. Normal and Abnormal Mood
Chapter 2. Types of Bipolar Disorder
Part II. How Is Bipolar Disorder Treated?
Chapter 3. Mood-Stabilizing Medications
Chapter 4

Preface
Part I. What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Chapter 1. Normal and Abnormal Mood
Chapter 2. Types of Bipolar Disorder
Part II. How Is Bipolar Disorder Treated?
Chapter 3. Mood-Stabilizing Medications
Chapter 4. Atypical Antipsychotic and Antidepressant Medications
Chapter 5. More Medications, Hormones, and Nutritional Supplements
Chapter 6. Brain Stimulation Treatments
Chapter 7. Essential Ingredients: Therapy and Counseling
Part III. Getting Better and Staying Well: What You Can Do
Chapter 8. Living with Bipolar Disorder
Chapter 9. The Elements of Mood Hygiene
Chapter 10. Preparing for Emergencies
Chapter 11. Family Matters
Part IV. What Causes Bipolar Disorder?
Chapter 12. Bipolar Disorder in the Brain
Chapter 13. How Treatments Work
Part V. Putting It All Together
Chapter 14. Summing Up and Looking Ahead
Suggested Reading
References
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...