The Bipolar II Disorder Workbook
About the Book
Most people have heard of bipolar disorder, a mental health condition that is marked by manic episodes and periods of intense depression. Bipolar II disorder differs from bipolar I in that sufferers may never experience a full manic episode, although they may experience periods of high energy and impulsiveness (hypomania), as well as depression and anxiety. If you have been diagnosed with bipolar II, or even if you think that you may have this disorder, you may be frightened by the highs and lows of your intense emotions. Fortunately, there are proven-effective treatments that can help you find a sense of calm and peace of mind.
Written by an extremely accomplished team of bipolar experts, The Bipolar II Disorder Workbook is designed to help you manage the recurring depression, hypomania, and anxiety that can arise as a result of your condition. The convenient workbook format combines evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and other mindfulness-based exercises to help you manage your emotions, track your progress, and ultimately live a happy and more productive life.
This is the first self-help workbook available specifically for individuals diagnosed with bipolar II disorder.
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-Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, director at the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, and associate director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital
-Robert L. Leahy, PhD, director at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, associate editor at the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, and clinical professor of psychology at Weill-Cornell University Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital
-Sheri L. Johnson, PhD, director at Cal Mania (Calm) and lab professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley
-Lauren B. Alloy, PhD, professor, Joseph Wolpe Distinguished Faculty Fellow, and director of clinical training at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
-Edward S. Friedman, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh; director of the Mood Disorders Treatment and Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh; and director of cognitive behavior therapy and adult ambulatory pharmacotherapy training programs at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
-Michael J. Ostacher, MD, MPH, MMSc, assistant professor of psychiatry in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, and associate director of the bipolar disorder and depression research program at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System in Palo Alto, CA, where he is also director of the Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) fellowship program
-Gary Sachs, MD, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA