Surviving Manic Depression A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families, and Providers

ISBN-10: 0465086640

ISBN-13: 9780465086641

Edition: 2002

Authors: E. Fuller Torrey, Michael B. Knable

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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 3/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990

Preface: Manic Depression or Bipolar Disorder?
Dimensions of Manic-Depressive Illness
How Many People in the United States Have Manic-Depressive Illness?
How Many People Are Being Treated?
Do Some Groups Have More Than Others? The Hutterites and the Amish
What Is the Prevalence of Manic-Depressive Illness in Other Countries?
Has Manic-Depressive Illness Always Existed?
Is Manic-Depressive Illness Increasing?
What Is the Cost of Manic-Depressive Illness?
The Inner World: Mania and Depression From the Inside
Mixed States
Awareness of Illness
The Outer Worlds: Manic-Depressive Illness Defined
Official Definitions
Are Unipolar Depression and Manic-Depressive Illness One Disease or Two?
Where Does Manic-Depressive Illness End and Normal Mood Swings Begin?
What Is the Relationship of Manic-Depressive Illness to Schizoaffective Disorder and Schizophrenia?
Conditions Sometimes Confused with Manic-Depressive Illness
Mania Caused by Street Drugs
Mania Caused by Prescription, Over-the-Counter, and Herbal medications
Mania Caused by Infections
Mania Caused by Head Injuries
Mania Associated with Other Brain Disorders
Mania Associated with Other Illnesses
What Does Secondary Mania Tell Us About Brain Localization?
Manic-Like Behavior in Culture-Bound Syndromes
What Is an Adequate Diagnostic Workup?
Risk Factors for Developing Manic-Depressive Illness
Winter Birth
Summer Onset
Urban Birth
Pregnancy and Birth Complications
Prenatal Famine
Prenatal Exposure to Influenza
Severe Stressors in Childhood
Social Class
Onset, Course, and Outcome
Factors Affecting Course
Rapid Cycling and Seasonal Affective Disorder
Outcomes and Their Predictors
Stress as a Risk Factor for Relapse
Causes of Death
Studies of Brain Structure
Studies of Brain Function
Genetic Studies
Neurochemical Studies
Studies of Infections and Immunological Factors
Disturbances in Body Rhythms
Endocrine Dysfunction
Kindling and Stress
Medications: Mood Stabilizers
Valproate (Depakote, Depakene)
Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
Lamotrigine (Lamictal)
Topiramate (Topamax)
Gabapentin (Neurontin)
Calcium Channel Blockers
Essential Fatty Acids
Medications: Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, and Benzodiazapines
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
Burproprion and Other New Antidepressants
Tricyclic Antidepressants
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
Thyroid Supplementation
St. John's Wort and Other Herbal Remedies
Switch Rate
First-Generation, or Typical, Antipsychotics
Second-Generation, or Atypical, Antipsychotics
Medications: Treatment Strategies
Treatments for the Different Phases of Manic-Depressive Illness
Acute Mania
Rapid Cycling
Maintenance Treatment
Frequently Asked Questions About Medications
Do I Really Need to Take All of These Medications?
Do I Need to Take These Medications for the Rest of My Life?
What If I Am Pregnant or Breast-Feeding?
Should Treatment Be Different for the Very Old and the Very Young?
Nonmedication Aspects of Treatment
Finding a Good Doctor
Building a Support Network
Reducing Stress
Mood Charts
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Insurance Issues
Manic-Depressive Illness in Children and Adolescents
Clinical Aspects
Diagnostic Aspects
Treatment Aspects
Ten Special Problems
Concurrent Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Assaultive and Violent Behavior
Medication Noncompliance
Assisted Treatment
Arrests and Jailings
Sex and AIDS
The Seduction of Mania
Manic-Depressive Illness and Creativity
Biographical Studies of Mental Illness in Creative People
Studies of Psychiatric Illness in Living Artists
Mental Illness and Creativity in Relatives
Direct Measurements of Creativity in People with Mental Illness
The Effects of Psychotropic Medications on Creativity
Commonly Asked Questions
Should I Tell People?
What Are the Chances That Other Family Members Will Get Manic-Depressive Illness?
How Does It Affect Family Members?
How Does It Affect Siblings?
How Does It Affect Spouses?
How Does It Affect Children?
Issues for Advocates
Advocacy Organizations
Scientologists, Antipsychiatrists, and "Consumer Survivors"
Research Funding and the National Institute of Mental Health
Stigma and Public Education
Exemplary Individual Advocates
Review of Books
Selected Websites
Review of Videotapes
Useful Resources
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