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Bipolar Disorder (3rd Edition)

A Guide for Patients and Families
Narrated by: Barry Abrams
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
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Compassionate and comprehensive, Dr. Francis Mondimore's path-breaking guide has helped thousands of people and their loved ones cope with bipolar disorder. Now in its third edition, Bipolar Disorder has been thoroughly updated with new information about the causes of the disorder, tools for diagnosis, and advances in treatment. Dr. Mondimore surveys new medications for treating bipolar disorder, including asenapine, iloperidone, paliperidone, lurasidone, and oxcarbazepine, exploring the benefits and potential side effects of each. He also reviews the scientific studies that back up claims for recommended nutritional supplements, such as omega-3s and NAC - and tells you which ones to leave on the shelf.  

Dr. Mondimore discusses recent changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and reviews the exciting new findings of the largest multicenter evaluation of best-treatment practices for bipolar disorder ever carried out, the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD). He describes how these findings, gleaned from the treatment experiences of thousands of patients, will improve treatment decisions.  

With insight and sensitivity, Dr. Mondimore makes complex medical concepts easy to understand and describes what it is like for people to live with bipolar disorder. He recommends changes to daily routines and lifestyle that will improve the quality of life for patients and offers expert advice on planning for emergencies and identifying when and how to seek help. Throughout the audiobook, Dr. Mondimore focuses on the importance of building a support system for everyone affected by this unpredictable illness.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2014 Francis Mark Mondimore (P)2018 Tantor

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Great Book for All Involved

This book is a must read for anyone who has any type of Bipolar Disorder or anyone who has a friend or family with the disease. As both a patient with the condition and as a mental health professional myself, this book does a great job of covering almost all topics needed for a more than basic understanding. Several chapters are offered as ‘optional’ as some readers may not desire to read the more technical aspects of the disease and its history. However, when any clinical terms are needed, Dr. Mondimore does a great job of describing and defining the terms. The only major disagreement I have with this book is his very firm opinion that there should never “under any circumstances”, be a firearm in the house of someone who has Bipolar Disorder. While his intentions are great as preventing dangerous and potentially lethal acts from occurring, throwing out an idea this firm and rigid is one that should instead be taken case by case with an eye always on safety. I’ve treated countless patients who have attempted suicide or have suicidal ideations, and firearms are the exception, not the rule. Other than this point, his discussion and emphasis on medications, therapy and family involvement are second to none in books on this topic!

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Excellent resource

An excellent resource on bipolar disorder for families of loved ones diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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  • Adam
  • 04-01-19

Very helpful

I found this book is very informative and provides a lot of hope. A must for anyone suffering for bipolar disorder ofr knows someone who does.