Bipolar and Pregnant

Author: Kristin K. Finn
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757306837
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first book to tackle one of the leading concerns of women with manic depression and related disorders You have bipolar disorder and want to start a family. There is so much to know and manage when thinking about becoming pregnant and having an optimal pregnancy and postpartum period. What are the risks? Can I go off my meds? How will my partner react? Will my child also become bipolar? How do I navigate through the often confusing and ever-changing research on mental disorders and pregnancy? Kristin K. Finn was diagnosed with manic depression as a teenager. Upon deciding to become pregnant, she and her husband also had questions, concerns, and fears. Recognizing that there was no go-to guide that helps women with manic depression navigate pre-natal, pregnancy, and postpartum issues, Finn collaborated with geneticists, obstetricians, psychologists, and psychiatrists to bring you this ultimate support-group-in-a-book and pregnancy resource. In Bipolar and Pregnant, Finn shares her insights and techniques that she developed through two pregnancies, as well as the advice of her esteemed team of experts. In addition, Bipolar and Pregnant: Provides information on medical aspects of pregnancy and gives advice on minimizing the risks of psychiatric flare-ups, avoiding episodes, monitoring behavior, and preparing to go off mediation as pregnancy looms. Discusses medical aspects of pregnancy, preparing for pregnancy, and optimizing the chances of getting pregnant Provides the latest research on medications used to treat bipolar disorder and their effect on developing babies. You and your entire support team will be armed with the knowledge necessary to help you optimize your pregnancy, subside anxiety, and feel confident that you are doing the very best for you and your new family.

Success Stories from the Heart

Author: Peter Vegso
Publisher: Hci
ISBN: 0757321364
Format: PDF
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To commemorate HCI's 40th anniversary, many of its most loved and revered authors have contributed personal stories of lifechanging events in Success Stories from the Heart. Poignant and inspiring from cover to cover, these authors generously share their personal journeys to find truth, the unexpected discoveries they made along the way, and the spiritual renewals they experienced as a result. A brave and mighty volume, Success Stories from the Heart bares their souls and tells the stories of not only their own lives, but of the many lives they've touched. Each contributing author in this extraordinary book has played a pivotal role in the advancement of mental health services and personal transformation. They coined the phrases, they made the discoveries, they are the vanguards who brought us a deeper understanding of the issues that affect us, our families, our communities, and every one of our relationships. They are the true, indispensable guides and mentors who rescue us from ourselves and each other, that teach us better, more fulfilling ways to live. These stories chronicle experiences that go beyond the educational realm, past office visits and therapy sessions, and brought them deep into the tender realm of the heart. They are the encounters that blurred the lines and made their work personal, the hopes and tears of their careers, the indelible scars that belie their commitment to do whatever it takes to make a difference. It is this blending of personal and professional life that births wisdom, that connects people, and heals a hurting world. Let Success Stories from the Heart inspire you--it's a celebration of 40 momentous years and a thrilling celebration of life!

Success Stories from the Heart

Author: Gary Seidler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0757321372
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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To commemorate HCI's 40th anniversary, many of its most loved and revered authors have contributed personal stories of lifechanging events in Success Stories from the Heart. Poignant and inspiring from cover to cover, these authors generously share their personal journeys to find truth, the unexpected discoveries they made along the way, and the spiritual renewals they experienced as a result. A brave and mighty volume, Success Stories from the Heart bares their souls and tells the stories of not only their own lives, but of the many lives they've touched. Each contributing author in this extraordinary book has played a pivotal role in the advancement of mental health services and personal transformation. They coined the phrases, they made the discoveries, they are the vanguards who brought us a deeper understanding of the issues that affect us, our families, our communities, and every one of our relationships. They are the true, indispensable guides and mentors who rescue us from ourselves and each other, that teach us better, more fulfilling ways to live. These stories chronicle experiences that go beyond the educational realm, past office visits and therapy sessions, and brought them deep into the tender realm of the heart. They are the encounters that blurred the lines and made their work personal, the hopes and tears of their careers, the indelible scars that belie their commitment to do whatever it takes to make a difference. It is this blending of personal and professional life that births wisdom, that connects people, and heals a hurting world. Let Success Stories from the Heart inspire you—it's a celebration of 40 momentous years and a thrilling celebration of life!

Understanding Postpartum Psychosis

Author: Teresa M. Twomey
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313353468
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Threaded with in-depth stories from women who experienced postpartum psychosis - including one who committed infanticide - this unique and absorbing work offers psychological, medical, legal, and historical perspectives on this potentially deadly mental illness.

Practical Management of Bipolar Disorder

Author: Allan H. Young
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139488856
Format: PDF, Docs
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Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is characterised by episodes of pathological mood states. The two poles are mania (with a predominant elated or irritable mood) and depression (with feelings of sadness, anxiety, guilt or hopelessness) but mixed states frequently occur. Episodes can last for many months and profoundly affect physical health, relationships and careers. Since diagnosis and management are difficult, this practical guide provides an overview of the disorder and detailed guidelines for treating the illness throughout its stages, from authors internationally renowned for their work in bipolar disorder. Also discussed are disease theories, mechanisms and key clinical trials, as well as chapters devoted to psychosocial treatments, substance misuse and insights from 'lived experience'. In-depth analyses of selected population groups, including youth, the elderly and women, complement guidelines for clinical approaches in managing bipolar disorder. Comprehensive and detailed, this guide will prove invaluable to clinicians, general practitioners, psychiatrists and psychologists.

Ich will doch blo sterben Papa

Author: Michael Schofield
Publisher: Kösel-Verlag
ISBN: 3641125758
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Jani ist erst vier Jahre alt, da befürchten Michael und Susan Schofield bei ihrer Tochter schizophrene Halluzinationen. Die damit konfrontierten Ärzte wiegeln ab, bei einem so kleinen Kind sei so etwas unvorstellbar. Doch der Verdacht bestätigt sich: Bei dem inzwischen sechsjährigen Mädchen wird Schizophrenie diagnostiziert. Jani lebt in einer Welt aus Halluzinationen und gewalttätigen Vorstellungen mit Hunderten imaginärer innerer „Freunde“. Eine Ratte flüstert ihr ein, ihren Bruder zu misshandeln, eine Katze sagt ihr, sie solle sich selbst töten, eine Stimme in ihr drängt sie dazu, aus dem Fenster zu springen. Und mittendrin in diesem Chaos aus nicht enden wollenden Wahnvorstellungen und Wutanfällen: Janis Eltern, die alles daransetzen, das Leben ihrer beiden Kinder zu schützen, während die Familie auseinanderzubrechen droht. Diese packende Geschichte ist dramatisch und Mut machend zugleich. Sie lässt hoffen, dass die bedingungslose elterliche Liebe Jani künftig ein halbwegs lebenswertes Leben ermöglichen wird. Eine Familie am Abgrund Der bedingungslose Kampf eines Vaters um seine schizophrene Tochter Eine wahre Geschichte: fesselnd, erschütternd, faszinierend Der New York Times-Bestseller endlich auf Deutsch