Welcome to the Jungle

Author: Hilary T. Smith
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609251635
Format: PDF
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Bipolar is currently the most commonly diagnosed emotional/psychiatric condition, and diagnosis tends to come when one is in one’s late teens or early 20s. And yet almost nothing has been written about it from eye level and a young person’s perspective. This book brilliantly fills that gap. “When I was diagnosed at age 19, my parents went to a bookstore and bought me a pile of books about bipolar. I threw them away in disgust (actually, exchanged them for books of poetry)—not because I wasn’t curious about bipolar, but because all the books treated the subject with clinical rubber gloves. They were dry, annoying, and made me feel like a disease, not a person. I wrote this book because it’s the book I should have been given when I was diagnosed.” With chapters of advice on everything from how to get off the floor after the blow of a bipolar diagnosis to how to think about psychiatry and manage your meds to how to deal with thoughts of suicide to “hippy shit” like meditation, herbs, and other non-medical bipolar helpers to navigating the healthcare system, this is the first self-help book by a bipolar young adult to other bipolar young adults.

Welcome to the Jungle Revised Edition

Author: Hilary T. Smith
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 1633410544
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“I wrote Welcome to the Jungle because it’s the book I should have been given when I was diagnosed." Bipolar disorder is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric conditions among teens and twentysomethings, yet there are few books out there written specifically for this demographic. This revised edition comes with a new foreword by the author, a revised and expanded discussion on diagnosis, an updated chapter on medication, a new chapter on alternative approaches, a revised and expanded chapter on symptoms, and updated resources. New research on the causes and risk factors for bipolar disorder are also included along with tools for observing patterns and making gentle changes to daily routines that can have a profound effect. Going bravely where no other bipolar book has gone before Welcome to the Jungle offers devastatingly on-target, honest—and riotously funny—insights into living with bipolar and answers some of the hardest questions facing people newly diagnosed.

My Year Zero

Author: Rachel Gold
Publisher: Bella Books
ISBN: 1594937672
Format: PDF, Docs
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Lauren thinks she has a pretty good life—so why is it that she feels crazy most of the time? She figures it’s nothing she can’t fix by getting her first girlfriend and doing better at school. But how is she ever going to find a girlfriend in Duluth, Minnesota? When she meets a group of kids who are telling a science fiction story online and gets invited down to the Twin Cities, she gets more attention than she ever expected, from two very different girls: charming Sierra and troublesome Blake. Blake helps Lauren understand that she’s not the crazy one in her life. But Blake's attention—and insights into life and living with bipolar disorder—threaten to destroy everything Lauren has created for herself, including her relationship with Sierra.

The Bipolar Express

Author: David Coleman
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810891948
Format: PDF
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This book examines the lives and works of famous filmmakers and screen actors through the perspective of bipolar and depressive disorders. The filmmakers discussed in this volume include directors Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Tim Burton; as well as actors Carrie Fisher, James Dean, Peter Sellers, and Jim Carrey.

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide Third Edition

Author: David J. Miklowitz
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462537278
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge--but it doesn't have to rule your life. Find the science-based information you need in the revised third edition of this indispensable guide. Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz shares proven strategies for managing your illness or supporting a loved one with the disorder. Learn specific steps to cope with mood episodes, reduce recurrences, avoid misdiagnosis, get the most out of treatment, resolve family conflicts, and make lifestyle changes to stay well. Updated throughout, the third edition has a new chapter on kids and teens; the latest facts on medications and therapy, including important advances in personalized care; and expanded coverage of the bipolar II subtype. It features boxes on complementary and alternative treatments and provides downloadable practical tools.

Bipolar Disorder

Author: Jennifer Landau
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477717536
Format: PDF, Docs
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The National Institute of Mental Health states that half of bipolar diagnoses occur before the age of twenty-five, so the teenage years are a prime time for first showing symptoms. There are nearly six million people with bipolar disorder in the United States alone. This book clearly explains the four main types of the disorder, symptoms, getting a diagnosis and dealing with it, medications that are prescribed, support systems, lifestyle changes and strategies to keep calm, self-monitoring plans, and ways to manage school, family, and social life.

Manisch depressiv f r Dummies

Author: Candida Fink
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527658149
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Himmelhochjauchzend und zu Tode betrübt - manisch-depressive Stimmungsschwankungen kennen viele. Aber wie kann man sie ertragen oder besser noch lindern? Die Psychiaterin Candida Fink erklärt, was im Gehirn passiert, wie man den richtigen Arzt findet und welche Therapien und Medikamente heute angewandt werden. Betroffenen und Angehörigen gibt sie Tipps zur Selbsthilfe, die die Symptome lindern können, Krisenzeiten überstehen lassen und sie für manische oder depressive Episoden wappnen. Übungen, Checklisten und Stimmungsbarometer machen auch kleine Fortschritte gleich ersichtlich und helfen, den Alltag in Familie und Beruf trotz aller Stimmungsschwankungen zu meistern.

Bleeding Violet

Author: Dia Reeves
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 383870827X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Nach dem Tod ihres Vaters trampt die 16-jährige Hanna in die texanische Kleinstadt Portero. Sie will zu ihrer Mutter, die sie gar nicht kennt. Doch ein herzlicher Empfang ist es nicht, der sie dort erwartet, und auch das Städtchen ist keineswegs so idyllisch und harmlos wie es zunächst scheint - hier hört nicht nur Hanna Stimmen! Und dann stellen der attraktive Wyatt und unheimliche Ereignisse sogar ihre abgedrehte Welt auf den Kopf...

Deine Stimme in meinem Kopf

Author: Emma Forrest
Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag
ISBN: 3552062351
Format: PDF
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Emma ist jung, schön, talentiert und - wahnsinnig unglücklich. So unglücklich, dass sie sich umbringen will. Zum Glück wird sie rechtzeitig gefunden und lernt in New York den Psychiater Dr. R kennen, zu dem sie großes Vertrauen entwickelt und der ihr Leben rettet. Doch just als sie endlich den vermeintlich richtigen Mann trifft, stirbt Dr. R an Krebs. Und auch ihr "Gypsy Husband", wie sie den berühmten Schauspieler, mit dem sie zusammen ist, nennt, verlässt sie plötzlich. Jetzt ist es Dr. Rs Stimme in ihrem Kopf, die sie vor dem zerstörerischen Liebeskummer retten muss. Emma Forrests Autobiografie ist eine ernsthafte und überraschend witzige Auseinandersetzung mit den Leidenschaften und Enttäuschungen des Lebens und der Liebe.

Wahnsinn im Kopf

Author: Lori Schiller
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 9783404613779
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Als Lori siebzehn ist, ändert sich ihr Leben schlagartig: Stimmen dringen zu ihr und verschaffen sich ungebeten Gehör. Sie machen Lori Vorwürfe, stacheln sie auf und stiften sie zu Taten an, die ihr vorher nie in den Sinn gekommen wären. Zuerst versucht Lori, die Stimmen einfach zu ignorieren, doch schon bald kann sie den Schein der Normalität nicht mehr länger aufrechterhalten. Sie wird in eine psychiatrische Klinik eingewiesen und der lange Kampf gegen die Schizophrenie beginnt. Wird Lori es schaffen, die Stimmen zu besiegen?