Coping with bipolar disorder : a CBT-informed guide to living with manic depression /
Steven Jones, Peter Hayward, Dominic Lam.
New ed.
Oxford : Oneworld, 2009.
xi, 156 p.
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Oxford : Oneworld, 2009.
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Includes index.
Previous ed. published in 2002.
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A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Steven Jones is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University. Peter Hayward is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust in London, and an Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. Dominic Lam is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Hull.
Main Description
Coping with Bipolar Disorder draws on the combined expertise of three leading specialists to offer a comprehensive and practical guide to living with the symptoms and effects of bipolar disorder. Drawing on aspects of cognitive-behavioural therapy it provides straightforward help with managing and controlling the condition.
Main Description
Fully updated and revised, this new edition of Coping with Bipolar Disorder draws on the combined expertise of three leading specialists to offer a comprehensive and practical guide to the causes, treatment, and implications of bipolar disorder, or manic depression. Designed for people with the condition and those close to them, the authors use cognitive behavioural therapy to provide straightforward help with managing and ling the condition, featuring advice on such key areas as mood monitoring; managing money; housing and social support; and sustaining happy relationships. With real-life case studies, helpful chapter summaries and a full list of support organizations and web groups, this guide will both inform and empower all those who live with the bewildering turbulence of bipolar disorder. Steven Jones is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester. Peter Hayward is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust on in London. Dominic Lam is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry
Table of Contents
Series forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
What is bipolar disorder?p. 1
Introductionp. 1
How common is it?p. 1
Symptoms of bipolar disorderp. 2
Causesp. 6
Course of illnessp. 10
Creativity and bipolar disorderp. 12
Treatments for bipolar disorder - medicationp. 15
Drug treatments in generalp. 15
Mood stabilisersp. 18
Antidepressantsp. 21
Neurolepticsp. 23
Anti-Parkinsonian drugsp. 23
Minor tranquillisersp. 24
Self-monitoring and drug compliancep. 25
Treatments for bipolar disorder - professional helpp. 27
General practitionersp. 27
Community mental health teamsp. 28
Relationships with professionalsp. 34
Recent developments in psychological approaches to bipolar disorderp. 37
Recent developmentsp. 37
What is cognitive-behavioural therapy?p. 39
How does cognitive-behavioural therapy work?p. 41
Assumptionsp. 45
Early warningsp. 48
Monitoring moods and early warning signsp. 48
Early warning signs of maniap. 49
Early warning signs of depressionp. 54
Helping yourself - routine, diet and relaxationp. 59
Protective effects of routinep. 59
Eating well and feeling wellp. 61
Why alcohol and drugs can cause problemsp. 63
Different types of relaxationp. 67
Safe thrillsp. 68
Vicious cycles and how to deal with themp. 70
Vicious cycles and stressp. 71
Problem solvingp. 74
Relaxationp. 75
Anger and anger managementp. 78
Assertivenessp. 82
The risks of sleep lossp. 85
The body clockp. 85
The importance of checking your own moodp. 89
The problem with caffeinep. 90
Air travel and moodp. 92
Family issuesp. 94
Family and bipolar disorderp. 94
Involvement of family of originp. 94
Involvement of spouses and partnersp. 97
Dealing with family breakdown after illness and rebuilding relationshipsp. 100
Support for families and partnersp. 102
Feeling bad about one's illness - guilt, shame and stigmap. 105
Stigmap. 105
Anger and lossp. 110
Guiltp. 112
Survival issuesp. 117
Moneyp. 118
Housing issuesp. 120
Sexual behaviourp. 122
Social support and self-helpp. 124
Relating to professionals - active helpingp. 125
Your rights and how to protect themp. 127
The Mental Health Actp. 128
Advocacy and supportp. 130
Disability and discriminationp. 132
Drivingp. 134
Self-help groupsp. 134
A final notep. 137
Useful addresses and further readingp. 138
Useful addressesp. 138
Further readingp. 143
Deep muscle relaxationp. 145
Indexp. 151
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