Bipolar II: Enhance Your Highs, Boost Your Creativity, and Escape the Cycles of Recurrent Depression

by Ronald R. Fieve (Author)

Editorial Reviews


"God bless Dr. Fieve; he's done it again! Bipolar II gives us just the tool we
need in order to address our disorder. For patients like me, family members,
even doctors and mental health workers, this is an answer to a prayer." --Patty
Duke, author of Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness

"In his brilliant new book, Fieve--a founding father in the study of bipolar II,
and one of the first to discover its advantages--addresses the practical problem
that bedevils all bipolars: How do you channel the hypomania's creative fire
without getting burned? If you suspect that you or someone you love is bipolar
II, buy this book--now!" ---John D. Gartner, Ph.D., assistant professor,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Medical School, and author of The Hypomanic Edge

"I am very pleased that Dr. Ronald Fieve has published this book. Dr. Fieve is a
pioneer in the recognition and treatment of bipolar disorder, and his previous
work, Moodswing, has been an excellent book for patients with this condition to
learn about bipolar disorder and its treatments. Bipolar II disorder is an
important and common form of the bipolar spectrum. Dr. Fieve's contributions to
our understanding and treatment of this disorder are outstanding, and I believe
this book will be a must read for patients who have bipolar conditions." --
David L. Dunner, MD, director, Center for Anxiety and Depression, and professor,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Book Description
Thirty years ago, Dr. Ronald Fieve pioneered the use of lithium for what was
then known as manic depression. His book Moodswing was a runaway hit, published
in seven countries. Since then, Dr. Fieve has focused on patients with mild
bipolaritywhat is now known as Bipolar II. He has discovered that Bipolar II
patients arealmost across the boarddriven, successful, high-achieving
individuals who, with the right treatment, can actually turn their illness into
an asset. In this first book to concentrate exclusively on milder bipolarity,
Dr. Fieve explains how newer drugs with fewer side effects are revolutionizing
the treatment of Bipolar II. Some people with mild bipolarity may not require
drugs at alljust a specific lifestyle program, which Dr. Fieve spells out in
this book. In the past, many patients with the illness have resisted treatment
because they did not want to give up the euphoria of the highs. But left
untreated, the conditions lows can be devastatingsometimes resulting in suicide.
Here, Dr. Fieve reveals his remarkably successful treatment program (with
results supported by thousands of patient histories) that allows patients to
keep the highs while minimizing the lows. And he explains how his program can
help turn the illness into a positive and patients into what he calls bipolar beneficials.

Product Details

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Rodale Books; 1 edition (October 3, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594862249



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