Coping with Bipolar Disorder : A Guide to Living with Manic Depression

Coping with Bipolar Disorder : A Guide to Living with Manic Depression

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   ix
What is bipolar disorder? 1 (14)
Introduction 1 (1)
How common is it? 1 (1)
Symptoms of bipolar disorder 2 (4)
Causes 6 (4)
Course of illness 10 (2)
Creativity and bipolar disorder 12 (3)
Treatments for bipolar disorder - medication 15 (12)
Drug treatments in general 15 (3)
Mood stabilisers 18 (3)
Antidepressants 21 (2)
Neuroleptics 23 (1)
Anti-Parkinsonian drugs 23 (1)
Minor tranquillisers 24 (1)
Self-monitoring and drug compliance 25 (2)
Treatments for bipolar disorder -professional 27 (10)
help
General practitioners 27 (1)
Community mental health teams 28 (6)
Relationships with professionals 34 (3)
Recent developments in psychological 37 (11)
approaches to bipolar disorder
Recent developments 37 (2)
What is cognitive-behavioural therapy? 39 (2)
How does cognitive-behavioural therapy work? 41 (4)
Assumptions 45 (3)
Early warnings 48 (11)
Monitoring moods and early warning signs 48 (1)
Early warning signs of mania 49 (5)
Early warning signs of depression 54 (5)
Helping yourself - routine, diet and 59 (11)
relaxation
Protective effects of routine 59 (2)
Eating well and feeling well 61 (2)
Why alcohol and drugs can cause problems 63 (4)
Different types of relaxation 67 (1)
Safe thrills 68 (2)
Vicious cycles and how to deal with them 70 (15)
Vicious cycles and stress 71 (3)
Problem solving 74 (1)
Relaxation 75 (3)
Anger and anger management 78 (4)
Assertiveness 82 (3)
The risks of sleep loss 85 (9)
The body clock 85 (4)
The importance of checking your own mood 89 (1)
The problem with caffeine 90 (2)
Air travel and mood 92 (2)
Family issues 94 (11)
Family and bipolar disorder 94 (1)
Involvement of family of origin 94 (3)
Involvement of spouses and partners 97 (3)
Dealing with family breakdown after illness 100(2)
and rebuilding relationships
Support for families and partners 102(3)
Feeling bad about one's illness - guilt, 105(12)
shame and stigma
Stigma 105(5)
Anger and loss 110(2)
Guilt 112(5)
Survival issues 117(10)
Money 118(2)
Housing issues 120(2)
Sexual behavior 122(2)
Social support and self-help 124(1)
Relating to professionals - active helping 125(2)
Your rights and how to protect them 127(10)
The Mental Health Act 128(2)
Advocacy and support 130(2)
Disability and discrimination 132(2)
Driving 134(1)
Self-help groups 134(3)
A final note 137(1)
Appendix A: Useful addresses and further reading 138(7)
Useful addresses 138(5)
Further reading 143(2)
Appendix B: Deep muscle relaxation 145(6)
Index 151