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Surviving Manic Depression


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* Preface: Manic Depression or Bipolar? * Dimensions of Manic-Depressive Illness * The Inner World: Mania and Depression from the Inside * The Outer Worlds: Manic-Depressive Illness Defined * Conditions Sometimes Confused with Manic-Depressive Illness * Risk Factors * Onset, Course, and Outcome * Causes * Medications * Non-medication Aspects of Treatment * Manic-Depressive Illness in Children and Adolescents * Ten Special Problems * Manic-Depressive Illness and Creativity * Commonly asked Questions * Issues for Advocates * Appendix A: Review of Books * Appendix B: Selected Websites * Appendix C: Review of Videotapes by Ms. Katie Petray * Appendix D: Useful Resources on Manic-Depressive Illness

About the Author

E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., is president of the Treatment Advocacy Center and Executive Director of the Stanley Foundation Research Programs. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. His books include Schizophrenia and Manic-DepressiveDisorder, Out of the Shadows, Nowhere to Go, and Surviving Schizophrenia. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Michael B. Knable, D.O., is Medical Director of the Stanley Foundation Research Programs and Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry in the residency program at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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