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The Bipolar Workbook, First Edition: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings

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Living with bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge. Those who struggle with the illness have to learn effective ways to control their mood swings, avoid relapse, and get the most from medication-based treatments. This workbook delivers a hands-on resource that gives sufferers the edge they need. Based on proven cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, the book offers a v ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published December 21st 2005 by The Guilford Press
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Bridgett
Aug 02, 2010 Bridgett rated it it was amazing
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I found this book very helpful in understanding bipolar and how I can work to improve my lifestyle and have less episodes. I'm glad issues of anxiety and anger were covered, too, because I have problems with both.
Lilly Ann Wolvesley
Sep 28, 2014 Lilly Ann Wolvesley rated it it was amazing
I highly suggest biting the bullet and purchasing this book in print. It is a workbook and is meant to be written and scribbled in. Take it chapter by chapter, maybe one a week. I found the exercises to be very helpful and therapeutic. I found the section that delineates different levels of mania and depression particularly helpful along with the table where you enter your own triggers and symptoms. I’ve been able to make copies of some of the worksheet pages and use them to foster conversation ...more
Joshua Gage
Probably the best book I've read so far on dealing with bipolar disorder on a day to day basis. There are lots of specific, direct worksheets with examples. Furthermore, Basco doesn't generalize various scenarios under a larger heading and try to solve them all with the same approach. Each individual distortion or issue is treated separately with it's own approach and worksheet. This is an extremely valuable book, and very helpful.
Lisa
Dec 30, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it
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I use this one as a work resource, and it's become my go-to for all BP patient tools. Well organized, with good exercises, especially for trigger identification. Maybe the best patient resource in the category.
Royale
Apr 26, 2013 Royale rated it it was amazing
A very useful resource for those with Bi-polar and their families. Well-written, logical layout, easy to understand with very helpful exercises and strategies. Mine is marked up and highlighted already and it has sparked great conversations between my husband and myself regarding this disorder.
Jon De
Sep 08, 2013 Jon De rated it it was amazing
Found this to be actually usedul and helpful. Will keep for my future clients.
W.H.
Jun 25, 2011 W.H. rated it really liked it
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This is an excellent book, clearly written, well thought out, and very useful. I don't know if I will ever be truly finished with this book but for now I am
Maggie
Mar 08, 2016 Maggie rated it it was amazing
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A very helpful workbook full of practical advice. Even though I didn't complete all the tasks I still gained great benefit. Highly recommended.
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Monica Ramirez Basco is an internationally recognized expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy, a clinical psychologist, and a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She is on the Psychology faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington, with a secondary appointment in Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her books include the bestsellers Never ...more
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