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Author Smith, Hilary T., 1986-

Title Welcome to the jungle : everything you ever wanted to know about bipolar but were too freaked out to ask / Hilary Smith.

Imprint San Francisco, CA : Red Wheel/Weiser, ©2010.

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    616.85 SMI    Available
 PAS Central Library Young Adult, Non-Fiction    YA 616.895 SMI    Available
Description 203 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Bipolar is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric conditions among teens and twenty-somethings--yet there are very few books out there written specifically for young people experiencing mental illness for the first time. Upfront, empowering approach to the challenges of being diagnosed with bipolar. Both humorous and immensely honest, it offers a true 'in the trenches' perspective young readers will trust.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- 1. What just happened? : Life beyond the diagnosis -- 2. Mania, depression, psychosis, oh my! : A whirlwind tour through the episodes of bipolar disorder -- 3. You've got drugs : Wrapping your head around meds -- 4. Shrinks : What they're for and how they can help -- 5. This is your manager speaking : Taming episodes with food, sleep, and exercise -- 6. Grace under fire : Keeping a cool head in crappy situations -- 7. Here be downers : Drugs, booze, and suicide -- 8. The game of life : Bipolar in college and at work -- 9. Voices not in your head : Dealing with friends and family -- 10. Hippie shit that actually works : Herbs, wilderness time, and other ways to help yourself keep your shit together -- 11. Hell is finding good insurance : How to get your ass covered in troubled time -- Conclusion.
Summary Bipolar is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric conditions among teens and twenty-somethings--yet there are very few books out there written specifically for young people experiencing mental illness for the first time. Upfront, empowering approach to the challenges of being diagnosed with bipolar. Both humorous and immensely honest, it offers a true 'in the trenches' perspective young readers will trust.
Subject Depression in adolescence -- Popular works -- Juvenile literature.
Manic-depressive illness in adolescence -- Popular works -- Juvenile literature.
Smith, Hilary T., 1986- -- Health -- Juvenile literature.
Manic-depressive illness in adolescence -- Patients -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Depression in adolescence -- Popular works.
Manic-depressive illness in adolescence -- Popular works.
Smith, Hilary, 1986- -- Health.
Manic-depressive illness in adolescence -- Patients -- Canada -- Biography.
ISBN 9781573244725 (alk. paper)
1573244724 (alk. paper)

 
    
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