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Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3rd Edition is written for people living with bipolar disorder and loved ones who want to know what they can do to help. The book covers:

  • The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) diagnostic categories for bipolar disorder
  • Diagnosis of bipolar I, bipolar II, cyclothymic disorder, and other classifications of bipolar disorder
  • Causes and other contributing factors of bipolar disorder
  • Medication guide covering mood stabilizers, anti-depressants, anti-manic medications, atypical anti-psychotics, anti-anxiety medications, sleep aids, and more
  • Tips on dealing with common bipolar medication side effects
  • Supplements, light therapy, and other biological treatment options
  • Psychotherapies that can help to prevent major mood episodes
  • Self-help strategies
  • Specific considerations for treating bipolar disorder in women, the elderly, and other specific populations
  • Suggestions on how family members and friends can help a loved one who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Tips for communicating more effectively, problem-solving, and conflict resolution
  • What you can expect if you’re hospitalized in a psychiatric treatment facility
  • Considerations for returning to work or choosing not to
  • Overcoming the financial setbacks that often accompany bipolar disorder
  • Tips for dealing with crisis situations
  • Advice for parents who have a child or teenager who is exhibiting symptoms that may indicate bipolar disorder