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David J. Miklowitz The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know
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Description: From Library Journal Hard on the heels of Fuller Torrey and Michael B. Knable's excellent Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families and Providers (LJ 1/02) comes another strong title. Both books cover the origins, symptoms, and treatments for bipolar disorder, with emphasis on current medications. The main difference between the two books is that the current title by Miklowitz (psychology, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) is intended for patients. It spends a good deal of time on issues exclusive to the sufferer how to come to terms with the diagnosis, whom to confide in, and how to recognize one's own mood swings. More concise in its treatment of the issues just mentioned, Torrey and Knable's title is addressed to a more general audience, spends more time reviewing the scientific evidence concerning the origins of the disease, and has a much more useful resource list. On the whole, Surviving Manic Depression would be the first choice for most libraries, with Miklowitz's book recommended for patient education libraries and medium and large public libraries. Mary Ann Hughes, Neill P.L., Pullman, WA Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Demitri F. Papolos, MD, and Janice Papolos, authors of Overcoming Depression and The Bipolar Child "This book should be required reading for people with the disorder, their family members, and the therapists who treat them." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Keywords: Bipolar Manic Depression
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biplr4me
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Review Date: Wed October 24, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: comfortable to read, a must for others around you
Cons: None

Has wonderfull items that you can fit into your daily life, some easy ,some are there to make you work for them as a goal. Also helps explain in plain terms to any support network you have, what you are going through on the inside when you can't express it yourself. Informative, easy to read, and a worth while book to own.
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wbl526
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Registered: March 2007
Location: Northeast - USA
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Review Date: Thu August 30, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $19.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Easy Read, Informative, Supportive
Cons: None

This book is my first bipolar book that I've read but it's been an easy read and very informative. It seems to meet the middle ground between technical and layman's terms. I found it easy to understand but not dumbed down to me either. It's a hard to put down book too, I just kept wanting to turn the page!
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