This book has always been for and about people coping with bipolar disorder, in either themselves or a close relative.
My primary purpose in this third edition is to bring readers up to date on a number of advances in the field—and new ways of thinking about treatment and self-management—since the second edition in 2010. Although some of the changes are major and some minor, most practitioners agree that people with bipolar disorder can expect a better outcome today than 10-20 years ago. More treatment pathways are open to you than ever before." — David J. Miklowitz, PhD
Bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge—but it doesn't have to rule your life. Find the science-based information you need in the revised third edition of this indispensable guide. Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz shares proven strategies for managing your illness or supporting a loved one with
the disorder. Learn specific steps to cope with mood episodes, reduce recurrences, avoid misdiagnosis, get the most out of treatment, resolve family conflicts, and make lifestyle changes to stay well. Updated throughout, the third edition has a new chapter on kids and teens; the latest facts on medications and therapy, including important advances in personalized care; and expanded coverage of the bipolar II subtype. It features boxes on complementary and alternative treatments and provides downloadable practical tools.