By Ava T. Albrecht, Charles Herrick

ISBN-10: 0763732311

ISBN-13: 9780763732318

ISBN-10: 0763764884

ISBN-13: 9780763764883

EMPOWER your self! no matter if you are a newly clinically determined sufferer, a pal, or relative, this booklet bargains support. the one quantity to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Bipolar (Manic-Depressive) disease grants authoritative, sensible solutions on your questions about remedies, coping concepts, resources of aid, and lots more and plenty extra. Written via a in demand psychiatrist, with genuine sufferer statement, this e-book is a useful source for a person dealing with the clinical, mental, and emotional turmoil of this debilitating .

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The first question to be considered is what treatment approach to take. Depending upon the level of distress or disability you are experiencing, the illness may warrant pharmacological intervention. qxd 10/18/06 2:32 PM Page 49 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT BIPOLAR (MANIC-DEPRESSIVE) DISORDER 22. I’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. What do I tell my family and friends? Diagnosis medication. Thus any medication trial for cyclothymia or any bipolar variant will be largely empirical—that is, trial and error.

Qxd 10/17/06 8:56 AM Page 25 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT BIPOLAR (MANIC-DEPRESSIVE) DISORDER The Basics block neurotransmitter receptors. Keep in mind that mania is more complicated and less understood than depression and the term chemical imbalance represents an overly simplistic and probably erroneous though heuristically valuable notion. Scott’s comments: The first time I became cognitively aware that I might have a psychological condition is as clear to me today as it was eight years ago when it happened.

In fact, it took many years of statistical analysis before scientists could demonstrate a clear causal link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. Even today, people argue, “My grandmother smoked her entire life and died at the ripe old age of 90 from natural causes. ” The reality is that cigarette smoking is only one portion, albeit a big one, of the causal puzzle that when pieced together leads to lung cancer. This is true of most diseases today. Instead, when physicians talk about cause, they are really talking about risk factors that influence the odds of developing a particular illness.

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