Bipolar Disorder Mystified
Mastering the Tightrope of Manic Depression
ISBN10: 1569245584 ISBN13: 9781569245583 Contributors: Chybrow, Peter C., M.D. (Foreword) Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Published: Jan 29 2003 Pages: 320 Weight: 1.05lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Each year, at least 2.3 million Americans suffer from severe bipolar disorder (manic depression), a brain disorder characterized by intense high and low moods, while an estimated 1013 million others suffer from its milder forms. In Bipolar Disorder Demystified, author Lana Castle, who has lived the better part of her life with this illness, has turned her personal experience into an eloquent and useful guide to all those who travel down the same path. In clear and honest language, Castle helps readers understand the true nature of bipolar disorder, the factors that complicate its diagnosis, and strategies for coping with the illness. Bipolar Disorder Demystified makes great strides in dispelling the mystery surrounding this illness, helping readers decide if it's time to seek treatment, and providing those with any form of mood disorder the information they need to better manage their lives."