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Books on Disorders - Bipolar, Eating, Sleep, Anxiety1. The Eating Disorder Sourcebook : A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders, by Carolyn Costin, Paperback, Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Provides a compassionate and comprehensive look at this potentially fatal disorder through a multidimensional approach that incorporates nutritional, psychological, and biochemical aspects. Costin addresses questions about the cause, treatment, and prevention of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and activity disorder. Patients, families, and professionals may avail themselves of up-to-date information on treatment programs, family therapy, and support groups.

2. When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder: A Step-By-Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers, Paperback, Jossey-Bass
This is the first hands-on workbook to help parents successfully intervene when they suspect their child has an eating disorder. This step-by-step guide is filled with self-tests, questions and answers, journaling and role playing exercises, and practical resources that give parents the insight they need to understand eating disorders and their treatment, recognize symptoms in their child, and work with their child toward recovery. This excellent and effective resource is one therapists can feel confident about recommending to patients.

3. Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders (Hardcover) by Marcia Herrin, Hardcover, Publisher: Brunner-Routledge
Most eating disordered patients believe themselves to be experts on the subject of nutrition, therefore the job of effective patient counseling becomes even more challenging. This book presents both nutritional and physiological information in a thoroughly detailed manner. The compilation of concepts, techniques, and alternatives makes the book unique in style and content. The book addresses the food, weight, and nutrition issues that must be tackled in the treatment of eating disordered individuals and will give professionals the necessary information for effective patient counseling.

4. The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know, by David J. Miklowitz, Paperback, Publisher: The Guilford Press
Thanks to sharper diagnosis and better medicine, the future is brighter for people with bipolar disorder than in past generations. But if you or someone you love is struggling with the frantic highs and crushing lows of this illness, there are still many hurdles to surmount at home, at work, and in daily life. In this comprehensive guide, Dr. David J. Miklowitz offers straight talk that can help you tackle these and related questions, take charge of your illness, and reclaim your life. A leading researcher and clinical specialist who knows what works, Dr. Miklowitz supplies proven tools to help you achieve balance--and free yourself from the emotional and financial havoc that result when symptoms rule your life--without sacrificing your right to rich and varied emotional experiences. This essential resource will help you and your family members come to terms with the diagnosis, recognize early warning signs of manic or depressive episodes, cope with triggers of mood swings, resolve medication problems, and learn to collaborate effectively with doctors and therapists. You'll learn specific ways to ask for support and help from your family and friends--and what to do when their "caring" feels like "controlling." For times when the going gets tough, a wealth of examples of how others have dealt with similar challenges offer new perspectives and new solutions.

5. Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide to Understanding and Living With Bpd by Robert Friedel, Paperback, Publisher: Marlowe
Over six million Americans suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD), a chronic, disabling psychiatric condition that causes extreme instability in their emotional lives, behavior, and self-image and severely impacts their family and friends. But despite the devastation it can cause, borderline personality disorder remains largely overlooked by the medical community, misunderstood by the public, and many people continue to go misdiagnosed or untreated. Dr. Robert Friedel, turns his vast personal experience into a useful and supportive guide for everyone living with and seeking to understand this condition. Friedel sheds light on all the intricacies of borderline personality disorder, such as the course it takes, the difficulties in diagnosing it, and the types of treatment available, and offers effective advice on the best ways to cope with it.

6. Sleep Disorders for Dummies (Paperback) by Max Hirshkowitz, Patricia B. Smith..
This is an easy-to-follow guide to help you get a good night's rest. For anyone who has trouble sleeping-or has a loved one who suffers from a sleep disorder. Written by a sleep specialist and a medical reporter, this no-nonsense guide helps you: Prevent and manage sleep disorders; Improve your sleep habits; Find relief from your symptoms; Ask your doctor the right questions; Enhance the quality of sleep. This fact-packed guide walks you through the different types of sleep disorders, includin g sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and restless legs syndrome. You'll discover the causes and symptoms of each disorder, the various medical conditions that can disrupt sleep, and the most common treatments. Plus, you'll see how to use good nutrition and exercise to promote sounder sleep and avoid known sleep disrupters such as caffeine and problem foods, finding the right doctor to diagnose and treat your sleep disorder, handling sleep disorders in children.

7. The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, by Edmund J. Bourne, Paperback, New Harbinger Publications
Anxiety is a major mental health problem in the U.S., seriously affecting approximately 10 to 15 percent of the adult population. Completely updated, this new edition of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook presents step-by-step guidelines, questionnaires, and exercises to help sufferers learn skills and make lifestyle changes to help them get relief from the most distressing symptoms. Expanded coverage of traditional and new medications, plus supplements and herbs such as kava, St. John's wort, and SAM-e, and an updated list of resources and Web sites make this a major tool in anxiety recovery. Widely recommended by therapists, this book, in a new edition, reflects all the latest developments in the field of anxiety treatment.

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