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About John Preston
His strength is presenting complex information in an easy to understand way.
He is recipient of the "President's Award" from the Mental Health Association and "Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Award" from the California Psychological Association.
On a personal note, like other fellow human beings I have encountered significant emotional tragedies in my life, and hope that my books can make a difference in the lives of professionals as well as those who also suffer the difficulties of navigating through difficult times and emotional illnesses.
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- medications and supplements
- lifestyle changes
- behavior modifications
- guidelines on assembling an effective support team.
By helping readers gather these powerful resources, TAKE CHARGE OF BIPOLAR DISORDER delivers a dynamic program to treat this dangerous, but ultimately manageable illness.
Anger. Depression. Anxiety. Low self-esteem. With the help of this guide, millions of Americans can stop suffering from these difficult emotions. Written by a prominent psychologist, this book is chock-full of the many strategies and approaches that have proven effective over the years. And since one size does not fit all, it includes information on self-help and counselling, psychiatric medication and psychological therapy, physical exercise and cognitive behavioural therapy.
-Offers a number of time-tested and scientifically proven approaches to managing moods.
-Addresses fears and myths regarding treatment.
-28% of Americans will develop mood disorders by the age 75, according to USA Today (06/07/05).
-Will be helpful to a variety of people, including those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, bipolar disorder, depression, postpartum depression, and chronic pain.
After receiving a bipolar diagnosis, you need clear answers. Bipolar 101 is a straightforward guide to understanding bipolar disorder. It includes all the information you need to control your symptoms and live better. Authored by both a psychologist and a mental health expert who has bipolar disorder herself, this pocket guide is the only book on bipolar disorder you'll ever need.
Medication treatments for bipolar disorder are complex. Those suffering with bipolar disorder and their loved ones have the need and the right to learn about their treatment and treatment options! 5% of the population have bipolar disorder. This short book provides clear and concise information about bipolar medications and specific treatments. It also discusses all medications used to treat this disorder (e.g. typical doses, side effects, drug interactions, use during pregnancy, whether certain medications are habit-forming, what lab tests are necessary, etc.).
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