bipolar disorder a guide for mental health professionals carers and those who live with it

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Managing Depression Growing Older

Author : Kerrie Eyers
ISBN : 9780415521505
Genre : Medical
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Awarded the book prize for 2012 by the Australasian Journal on Ageing!This book offers a systematic guide to depression in older people at home or in aged care settings. It is essential reading for anyone who works with the elderly.

Introducing Mental Health

Author : Caroline Kinsella
ISBN : 9781843102601
Genre : Medical
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The authors explain key concepts in easily understandable language, accessible even to those with no prior knowledge of the subject. They detail the major mental health disorders and the issues and implications surrounding them, and include separate chapters on personality disorder, dual diagnosis and self-harm.

The Pits And The Pendulum

Author : Brian Adams
ISBN : 1843101041
Genre : Psychology
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Spending a week doing nothing but exploring the possibilities of Lego, risking yet another job; impulsively sinking all his savings into impractical self-employment ventures; sleepless nights, gripped by the need to write - these are just some manifestations of the often damaging periods of manic, uninhibited energy of bipolar disorder.

The Wiley Concise Guides To Mental Health

Author : Brian Quinn, L.C.S.W.
ISBN : 9780470046623
Genre : Psychology
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The Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder uses clear, highly accessible language to comprehensively guide the reader through the entire spectrum of bipolar and related disorders. This concise, informative reference provides a complete overview of the history of the field, diagnosis, treatment, research, emerging trends, and other critical information about bipolar disorder. Both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions are thoroughly covered. Like all the books in the Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health Series, Bipolar Disorder features a compact, easy-to-use format that includes: Vignettes and case illustrations A practical approach that emphasizes real-life treatment over theory Resources for specific readers such as clinicians, students, or patients Early chapters in Bipolar Disorder lay out the descriptive and diagnostic issues for classic bipolar I disorder, the more subtle "soft" bipolar disorders, and other disorders, such as hyperactivity and borderline personality, that are often misdiagnosed as bipolar. The text then covers the medical, psychiatric, and substance abuse disorders that can accompany bipolar disorders, and offers practical tips for non-medically trained therapists on how to spot these disorders. Finally, pharmacological, psychosocial, and additional treatments and interventions are covered. This straightforward resource is admirably suited for a wide variety of readers, including students and practicing mental health professionals, as well as individuals and others directly and indirectly affected by bipolar disorder.

The Parent S Guide To Self Harm

Author : Jane Smith
ISBN : 9780745958958
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The first book on self-harm written for parents by parents. An ever-increasing number of young people are turning to self-harm in order to cope with the pressures of modern living, and this poses a huge problem for parents and others who care for them. This book provides the answers you need to questions such as: • How do I know whether my child is self-harming? • How should I approach my child? • What help and treatment is available to us? • What can I do to help my child? • How have other parents coped? Full of the real-life experiences of other parents who have been there, this is a practical book that will inform and support you through this difficult time.

Survival Strategies For Parenting Children With Bipolar Disorder

Author : George T. Lynn
ISBN : 9781853029219
Genre : Psychology
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Lynn offers clear, practical advice on recognizing the symptoms, understanding medication and accessing the necessary support at school as well as the managing the day-to-day challenges of parenting a child with Bipolar Disorder. His book will provide guidance and support for parents and carers as well as being a useful resource for professionals.

Caring For The Physical And Mental Health Of People With Learning Disabilities

Author : Louise Hammond
ISBN : 0857002252
Genre : Education
File Size : 62. 52 MB
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People with learning disabilities are at greater risk of physical and psychiatric illness than the population at large, but their health needs are often not adequately supported. This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It is designed to help the carers to better understand what the service users' health needs may be, how to recognise problems, and how to meet their needs. Chapter topics include physical health issues such as epilepsy, common health problems and diet and well-being; mental health issues such as dementia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety; and information related to common issues such as sleep and swallowing problems. The book also includes advice on screening programmes and health checks. Written in an accessible and straightforward style, this book will be an invaluable guide for anyone caring for someone with a learning disability, including social carers, health facilitators, community nurses and family carers.

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