Most people have heard of bipolar disorder, a mental health condition that is marked by manic episodes and periods of intense depression. Bipolar II disorder differs from bipolar I in that sufferers may never experience a full manic episode, although they may experience periods of high energy and impulsiveness (hypomania), as well as depression and anxiety. If you have been diagnosed with bipolar II, or even if you think that you may have this disorder, you may be frightened by the highs and lows of your intense emotions. Fortunately, there are proven-effective treatments that can help you find a sense of calm and peace of mind. Written by an extremely accomplished team of bipolar experts, The Bipolar II Disorder Workbook is designed to help you manage the recurring depression, hypomania, and anxiety that can arise as a result of your condition. The convenient workbook format combines evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and other mindfulness-based exercises to help you manage your emotions, track your progress, and ultimately live a happy and more productive life.
This is the first self-help workbook available specifically for individuals diagnosed with bipolar II disorder.
"This is a great resource for the many patients and professionals who seek better ways to manage bipolar disorder but don't want to reinvent the wheel or waste time searching for tools. We owe the authors our thanks for assembling a treasure trove of excellent tools and the instructions necessary to put them to effective use." --Gary Sachs, MD, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA
Stephanie McMurrich Roberts, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, with a particular interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy for bipolar disorder. Roberts has published several peer-reviewed articles related to bipolar disorder and depression. A former instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School and staff psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Research and Clinical Program, she now works in private practice in Boston. Louisa Grandin Sylvia, PhD, is the associate director of psychology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. Sylvia is a skilled cognitive-behavioral therapist who develops psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder. She is currently examining the efficacy of a nutrition, exercise, and wellness therapy for bipolar disorder. Noreen A. Reilly-Harrington, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert on the cognitive-behavioral treatment of bipolar disorder and has co-authored several books and numerous scientific articles on bipolar disorder. For the past 16 years, she has been on staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. She has trained thousands of clinicians for academic and industry sponsored studies in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of bipolar disorder and currently serves as the director of training and assessment for the Bipolar Trials Network.