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Why Am I Still Depressed?: Recognizing and Managing the Ups and Downs of Bipolar II and Soft Bipolar Disorder

by James R. Phelps

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    $38.35
PUBLISHED: 30th April 2006
ISBN: 9780071462372
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Tried everything but still not feeling better? If your depression keeps coming back or is even getting worse, then you may be suffering from bipolar II or "soft" bipolar disorder. Commonly misdiagnosed, these mood disorders are characterized by recurring bouts of depression along with anxiety, irritability, mood swings, sleep problems, or intrusive thoughts. "Why Am I Still Depressed?" shows you how to identify if you have a nonmanic form of bipolar disorder and how to work with your doctor to safely and effectively treat it. Author James R. Phelps, M.D., gives you the latest tools and knowledge so you can: Understand the Mood Spectrum, a powerful new tool for diagnosis Know all your treatment options, including mood-stabilizing medications and research-tested psychotherapies Examine the potential hazards of taking antidepressant medications Manage your condition with exercise and lifestyle changes Help family and friends with this condition understand their diagnosis and find treatment
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  • Paperback
    $38.35
PUBLISHED: 30th April 2006
ISBN: 9780071462372
ANNOTATION:
Tried everything but still not feeling better? If your depression keeps coming back or is even getting worse, then you may be suffering from bipolar II or "soft" bipolar disorder. Commonly misdiagnosed, these mood disorders are characterized by recurring bouts of depression along with anxiety, irritability, mood swings, sleep problems, or intrusive thoughts. "Why Am I Still Depressed?" shows you how to identify if you have a nonmanic form of bipolar disorder and how to work with your doctor to safely and effectively treat it. Author James R. Phelps, M.D., gives you the latest tools and knowledge so you can: Understand the Mood Spectrum, a powerful new tool for diagnosis Know all your treatment options, including mood-stabilizing medications and research-tested psychotherapies Examine the potential hazards of taking antidepressant medications Manage your condition with exercise and lifestyle changes Help family and friends with this condition understand their diagnosis and find treatment

Annotation

Tried everything but still not feeling better?

If your depression keeps coming back or is even getting worse, then you may be suffering from bipolar II or "soft" bipolar disorder. Commonly misdiagnosed, these mood disorders are characterized by recurring bouts of depression along with anxiety, irritability, mood swings, sleep problems, or intrusive thoughts.

"Why Am I Still Depressed?" shows you how to identify if you have a nonmanic form of bipolar disorder and how to work with your doctor to safely and effectively treat it.

Author James R. Phelps, M.D., gives you the latest tools and knowledge so you can: Understand the Mood Spectrum, a powerful new tool for diagnosis Know all your treatment options, including mood-stabilizing medications and research-tested psychotherapies Examine the potential hazards of taking antidepressant medications Manage your condition with exercise and lifestyle changes Help family and friends with this condition understand their diagnosis and find treatment

Publisher Description

"The only guide written specifically for the millions who suffer from "soft" bipolar disorder

People with "soft" bipolar disorder, also known as Bipolar II, have frequent episodes of depression along with anxiety, irritability, and restless sleep. "Why Am I Still Depressed? helps you discover if you or someone you love may have a nonmanic form of bipolar disorder and shows how to work with doctors to safely treat the condition. Dr. Jim Phelps, a psychiatrist who specializes in treating bipolar disorder, examines the advantages and potential hazards of taking antidepressant medications and explores a range of treatment options, including exercise, research-tested psychotherapies, and medication approaches, from principle to practice.

Author Biography

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Product Details

Author
James R. Phelps
Short Title
WHY AM I STILL DEPRESSED
Pages
276
Publisher
McGraw-Hill Companies
Language
English
ISBN-10
0071462376
ISBN-13
9780071462372
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-04-30
Subtitle
Recognizing and Managing the Ups and Downs of Bipolar II and Soft Bipolar Disorder
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
1st
Series
NTC Self-Help
Audience
General/Trade