THE OTHER SIDE OF BIPOLAR REVEALING YOUR STRENGTHS TO MOVE BEYOND THE DIAGNOSIS

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The Other Side Of Bipolar

Author : LAUREN POLLY.
ISBN : 9780997107715
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The Other Side of Bipolar offers hope and a new perspective of mental illness that can help millions of people. A unique combination of memoir and self-help book, it invites us to reexamine our definitions of mental illness as a debilitating disease, and consider another possibility: what if instead of a wrongness, these symptoms point to capacities that are not yet fully understood? What if being bipolar or mentally ill is a sign that you have intelligences that others do not understand? Through this new perspective, you can be empowered to go beyond any diagnosis or label you have been given and start to explore the uniqueness and beauty of who you truly are. Embedded throughout this poetic story are examples of tools and techniques you can apply immediately to begin to create a sense of peace and possibility in your life. Lauren's story will captivate you and show you a path to finding peace and joy with being different, and ultimately how to utilize your difference to shift from surviving in this world to thriving and creating a satisfying life for yourself. You don't need to live a small, safe existence; you can go after your dreams, challenge yourself, and create a life far beyond what you may have thought is possible. "'The Other Side of Bipolar' sits apart from other autobiographical surveys of psychological struggles, offering readers the rare opportunity to explore and utilize many of the gifts formerly identified as disabilities. Any who have faced such a diagnosis will find this an inspiring, engrossing saga which offers hope, revelation, and much food for thought as it follows a journey that takes the identification of 'bipolar' and turns it upside down." -- Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
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Building Strengths And Skills

Author : Jacqueline Corcoran
ISBN : 9780195154306
Genre : Psychology
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This is a much-needed practice book that demonstrates how helping professionals can emphasize their clients' resilience, strength, and capacities, rather than focusing on pathology or deficits. It offers an integrative practice model for both assessment and intervention that interweaves strengths-based (specifically solution-focused therapy and motivational interviewing) and skills-building (cognitive-behavioral) approaches. In the strengths-and-skills-based model, helping professionals assume that clients possess the necessary capacities to solve their own problems, transforming the therapeutic relationship into a collaboration focused on bolstering motivation and resources for change. When these resources are exhausted or when deficits become a substantial barrier, then practitioner and client work to develop an individualized skills-building plan. A wide range of examples, written by Jacqueline Corcoran with experts from different fields of practice, clearly demonstrate how the model can be applied to individuals and families struggling with behavior problems, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, violence, and abuse, so that both strengths and skills maximize the client's success. This innovative, dynamic resource is a must have for practitioners across the helping, social service, and mental health professions.
Category: Psychology

Bipolar By Koehler

Author : John Koehler
ISBN : 9780976593201
Genre : Psychology
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Using his journal entries, Koehler discusses how he survived the frightening and confusing illness of bipolar syndrome using a combination of medication, support from his family and friends, and faith in God.
Category: Psychology

A First Rate Madness

Author : Nassir Ghaemi
ISBN : 9781101517598
Genre : Political Science
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This New York Times bestseller is a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mental illness and leadership. Historians have long puzzled over the apparent mental instability of great and terrible leaders alike: Napoleon, Lincoln, Churchill, Hitler, and others. In A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorders Programme at Tufts Medical Center, offers and sets forth a controversial, compelling thesis: the very qualities that mark those with mood disorders also make for the best leaders in times of crisis. From the importance of Lincoln's "depressive realism" to the lacklustre leadership of exceedingly sane men as Neville Chamberlain, A First-Rate Madness overturns many of our most cherished perceptions about greatness and the mind.
Category: Political Science

Schizophrenia Bulletin

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ISBN : COLUMBIA:HR01905112
Genre : Schizophrenia
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Category: Schizophrenia

Mental Health Nursing

Author : Verna Benner Carson
ISBN : 0721680534
Genre : Medical
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In addition to comprehensive coverage of all standard topics in psychiatric nursing, the New Edition of this groundbreaking text offers unparalleled insights into the human side of mental illness. It enables readers to empathize with psychiatric patients and treat them with dignity and understanding. A unique, holistic approach prepares readers to care for all of their patients' needs physical, psychological, social, and spiritual.This second edition contains new, one-of-a-kind appendices on patient/family teaching and spiritual interventions, clinical practice guidelines for home care, testimonials from mental health nurses in a full range of settings, new, full-color brain scan images that depict visible differences in the brains of patients with certain mental illnesses, and much more.
Category: Medical

Mental Health Nursing

Author : Elizabeth Arnold
ISBN : 0721635202
Genre : Psychiatric nursing
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Combining psychiatric theory with a holistic approach, this text aims to enable students in psychiatric nursing to care for patients' physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. It covers areas such as spiritual and religious issues, care of AIDS patients, adult development issues, losses, homelessness, loneliness and violence. The authors consider the total person, bringing together the latest biological advances, proven psychodynamic approaches, and spiritual and cultural interventions to help readers understand the many aspects of psychiatric nursing today. There are case studies, a chapter on mind-body-spirit therapy, and an integration of DSM-IV categories throughout.
Category: Psychiatric nursing

The Strengths Perspective In Social Work Practice

Author : Dennis Saleebey
ISBN : UOM:39015062880714
Genre : Social Science
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"The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice" presents an unrivaled collection of essays that explain the strengths-based philosophy, demonstrate how it works, and provide clear and practical tools for its application. It presents a balanced approach to social work practice, in contrast to a problems-based approach, that takes into account the strengths and assets of clients and their environments. Highlights of the Fourth Edition Six New Chapters "Shifting our Habits of Mind: Learning to Practice from a Strengths Perspective" (Chapter 2) examines how social work practice was historically a more problem-focused profession and the how the current shift towards strengths plays an important part in our work. "Solving Problems from a Strengths Perspective" explores, with relevant examples, how a practitioner can take a perspective on problems that leads to strengths-based and solution-focused practices. "Strengths-Based Case Management: Enhancing Work with Persons with Substance Abuse Problems" (Chapter 8) explores the further extensions of and developments in this important and ground-breaking work. "The Resilience of Families" (Chapter11) examines those factors that promote family resilience and how they can be applied in practice. "Consciousness and Commitment: Slave Narratives in Today's Movement to End Poverty" (Chapter12) applies the lessons of the resistance movements of slaves in order to develop effective and strengths-based strategies for ending poverty. "Honoring Philosophical Traditions: The Strengths Model and the Social Environment" (Chapter 14) presents the strongest and clearest relationship between environmental resources and individual strengths in practicing from the strengths perspective. Extensive revisions of existing chapters make this a fresh, more up-to-date book that retains the passion and sensibilities of the previous editions but with innovative examples and revised, more current bibliographies. Don't Miss This Exciting Value-Added Option! Social Work Skills Demonstrated: Beginning Direct Practice CD-ROM with Student Manual, Second Edition Linda K. Cummins, "Barry University" Judith A. Sevel, "Illinois State University" Laura Pedrick, "University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee" A practical guide to development of crucial social work skills including basic counseling and interviewing techniques, in a CD-ROM format with companion student manual that allows students to work at their own pace. "Social Work Skills Demonstrated: Beginning Direct Practice CD-ROM with Student Manual" is available at a discount when packaged with this text: 0-205-47316-4.
Category: Social Science

Theory And Practice Of Counseling And Psychotherapy

Author : Gerald Corey
ISBN : 0534338569
Genre : Psychology
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"In the Fifth Edition, you'll find chapters on psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, and cognitive-behavior therapies - and, new to this edition, family systems therapy; ethical issues in counseling practice, including dual relationships, the role of codes of ethics, and guidelines for making ethical decisions; tables and other integrating materials to help you compare and contrast the nine approaches; and coverage of the DSM-IV and of the role of diagnosis and testing, as well as guidelines for applying each of the theories from a multicultural perspective."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Psychology

The Principles And Practice Of Medicine

Author : John D. Stobo
ISBN : 9780071383653
Genre : Medical
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Completely rewritten by the internal medicine faculty as Johns Hopkins, this is a brand-new version of Harvey's classic book.
Category: Medical