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The Bipolar Workbook, First Edition: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings
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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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
Sep 17, 2015 Joshua Gage rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
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.
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.
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 ...moreMore about Monica Ramirez Basco...