Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Bipolar Workbook, First Edition: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings” as Want to Read:
The Bipolar Workbook, First Edition: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  111 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
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
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Bipolar Workbook, First Edition, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Bipolar Workbook, First Edition

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Aug 02, 2010 Bridgett rated it it was amazing
Shelves: psychology, workbooks
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.
Dec 30, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction-read
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.
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.
Jun 25, 2011 W.H. rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help
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
Mar 08, 2016 Maggie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bipolar
A very helpful workbook full of practical advice. Even though I didn't complete all the tasks I still gained great benefit. Highly recommended.
Marisa Bennett
Marisa Bennett rated it it was amazing
Mar 06, 2011
Lisa Williams
Lisa Williams rated it it was amazing
Dec 26, 2013
candy a. smith
candy a. smith rated it liked it
Apr 26, 2016
Wendy rated it really liked it
Feb 23, 2012
Yoby rated it it was amazing
May 12, 2015
Bridget rated it really liked it
Mar 01, 2012
Max Clark
Max Clark rated it liked it
Feb 18, 2016
Beckie rated it really liked it
Sep 26, 2015
Rebecca E. Oriakhi
Rebecca E. Oriakhi rated it it was amazing
Jan 07, 2014
Karla Christopher
Karla Christopher rated it really liked it
Jan 03, 2015
Melissa Irwin-golob
Melissa Irwin-golob rated it it was amazing
Mar 27, 2016
Luiz Rens
Luiz Rens rated it it was amazing
Jun 19, 2013
Debra White
Debra White rated it really liked it
Apr 10, 2014
Karen Sullivan
Karen Sullivan rated it it was amazing
Jun 09, 2016
Selah rated it it was amazing
Nov 28, 2015
Allie rated it really liked it
Jun 28, 2015
Samantha rated it it was ok
Nov 14, 2016
Kate rated it it was amazing
Jul 26, 2016
Erin rated it really liked it
Dec 10, 2015
Margaret rated it really liked it
Jan 03, 2016
Anna Mary Cusack
Anna Mary Cusack rated it liked it
Mar 04, 2017
Bex Baker
Bex Baker rated it it was amazing
May 08, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Homwork 1 1 Sep 19, 2013 02:06PM  
  • Break the Bipolar Cycle: A Day-By-Day Guide to Living with Bipolar Disorder
  • The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know
  • Depressed and Anxious: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook for Overcoming Depression and Anxiety
  • Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder: A 4-Step Plan for You and Your Loved Ones to Manage the Illness and Create Lasting Stability
  • Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders: A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual
  • Bipolar Disorder Demystified: Mastering the Tightrope of Manic Depression
  • Where to Start and What to Ask: An Assessment Handbook
  • Welcome to the Jungle: Everything You Wanted to Know about Bipolar But Were Too Freaked Out to Ask
  • The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder
  • Why Am I Still Depressed?: Recognizing and Managing the Ups and Downs of Bipolar II and Soft Bipolar Disorder
  • The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety and Worry
  • Love Is a Choice: The Definitive Book on Letting Go of Unhealthy Relationships
  • Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression
  • Food Chaining: The Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems and Expand Your Child's Diet
  • Painfully Shy: How to Overcome Social Anxiety and Reclaim Your Life
  • Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control
  • Peoplemaking
  • You've Got Dragons
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
More about Monica Ramirez Basco...

Share This Book