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By William R. Marchand MD

Responding to the reasons why humans frequently don't get over temper problems, this ebook empowers readers by way of offering the instruments had to paintings successfully with medical professionals and health and wellbeing care prone to barter the advanced pathway to a whole and lasting restoration from melancholy or bipolar sickness. It explains the 3 major limitations to recovery—not receiving therapy, unsuitable prognosis, and receiving insufficient treatment—and find out how to conquer those demanding situations to make sure profitable remedy. a realistic ebook for the layperson, it presents flowcharts and invaluable kinds to assist readers verify whether or not they need assistance and the way most sensible to collaborate with their clinical team.

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Finally, I think having a stress management plan is useful for everyone, whether they have a mood disorder or not. However, this plan is not intended to replace the safety planning that you may do with your treatment team. If you have a mood disorder, please seek treatment and discuss safety and stress management planning with your team. ] 1. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). 2. Call 911. 3. Have a family member or friend take you to the nearest emergency room (do not go alone or drive yourself).

Contents Introduction Why you need this book Not receiving treatment Misdiagnosis and inadequate treatment Who will find this book useful How to use this book About the author What this book can’t do Evidence-based information and the bibliography A message of hope Chapter 1 Managing Emotional Distress and Thoughts of Self-Harm Options for receiving help immediately Suicide risk factors Developing a stress and crisis management plan Chapter 2 Mood Disorders and the Diagnostic Process How psychiatric disorders are diagnosed The disorders Mood episodes Depressive spectrum disorders Bipolar spectrum disorders Chapter 3 Do You Have a Mood Disorder?

Items included in the glossary are indicated by bold type in the text. 2 Overview of chapters This book provides a lot of information. It may take you some time to read it all and to digest the many facts I have included. Thus, I want to make some suggestions. First, if you have symptoms of a mood disorder, please do not delay seeking treatment in order to read this entire book. If professional treatment is appropriate for your situation, the most important thing is to get that process started.

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