This handbook brings together the knowledge and experience of both health professionals and those with bipolar disorder to create a balanced, informative and very practical guide to good practice in understanding and managing the disorder.
The 36 chapters cover a wide range of subjects, including diet, supporting the family, counselling, warning signs and relapse prevention, to develop the reader’s understanding of many aspects of the disorder. The chapters also contain case studies, exercises and consideration points for those who want to expand on their reading.
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This resource is aimed at people with bipolar disorder, their family and friends, mental health nurses, social workers and other health professionals.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 02 January 2012
Content: The handbook is divided into four sections:
Section 1 Theories and approaches behind bipolar disorder
Section 2 In-patient/acute care
Section 3 Bipolar in the community
Section 4 Related conditions and conclusions
The handbook is written by a mental health nurse and a researcher with experience of bipolar disorder and recovering from it. It also draws upon the experiences of people whose lives have been disrupted by the disorder.