For anybody familiar with the condition known as bipolar 2, you will probably know how difficult and distressing the condition can be. Bipolar 2 Disorder is a condition most commonly characterized by at least one hypomanic (happy) episode and one major depressive episode. Firstly, what is bipolar 2? Bipolar 2 disorder, is a type of mental illness that is very similar to bipolar 1 disorder. Typically, people suffering from bipolar 2 will experience severe mood swings and changes, alternating from periods of extreme lows, to highs over time. The only real difference between bipolar 1 and 2 is that in bipolar 2, the person suffering from the condition will never experience what is known as full on "mania" type highs. The less-intense elevated moods in bipolar 2 disorder are known as "hypomania" or hypomanic episodes. Generally, people suffering from bipolar 2 disorder will have, or will experience at least one hypomanic episode in their life. Unfortunately, people suffering from this condition also suffer spells of depression, sometimes quite severe. This is where the term "manic depression" comes from. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefanie Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010154/bk_acx0_010154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you been told you have bipolar disorder? Or do you know someone who does? Maybe you're worried about your moodiness, or you've noticed some pretty strange behavior in a friend or relative. The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide gives you the support and information you need to bring stability back into your life. If you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or you want to help someone who has, you'll have plenty of questions. What causes bipolar? What can trigger an episode of depression or mania? What could happen without medication? What therapies work best? Above all, how can we learn to manage the condition? The answers to all these questions and more are found in this book. Here's a preview of what you'll learn: How to create stability by developing a regular routine and sticking to it Why your diet, exercise, and sleep patterns are key players in controlling bipolar How you can learn to spot early-warning signs in yourself or someone you love How to use a daily journal to monitor and predict when a change is coming The importance of building a support network of friends and family Strategies to avoid a depressive or manic episode How to recognize and avoid your bipolar triggers Plus, so much more! For some people bipolar disorder can be a devastating condition, but there is hope on the horizon. The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide will help you learn to manage the highs and lows and show you how to take back control of your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angel Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041467/bk_acx0_041467_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Heal your bipolar disorder and create your healthy, authentic, fully-lived life now!Traditional therapy and medications have taken you as far as they can, but you still live in fear of that next relapse. You diligently manage your life to avoid a manic or depressive episode, yet you can’t become the person you know you truly are.If your body, mind, and soul are crying out for relief, and you dream of a day when your mental illness no longer controls you, then This Is Me, Bipolar-Free is the beacon of hope you've been searching for. In This is Me, Bipolar Free, best-selling author Kate LaBrosse will show you:That you are not crazy. You are not alone. You are most definitely not broken. That true healing is truly possible. That finding your joy is not your destination point - it is an actual step in the healing process. How to stop being controlled by the roller coaster of your own emotions and how to start using them to guide you out of the darkness. How to use food, supplements, and somatic techniques to heal your brain and bring your body back into balance. This is Me, Bipolar-Free is the lighthouse that will guide you back to your own, whole self and put you on a course to fully heal your disorder. Now is the time. Find your true power and use it to heal yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nam Joti Kaur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163269/bk_acx0_163269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On August 20, 2015, after enduring years of intense workplace stress, bullying, and harassment, Tracey Maxfield, a hard-working, highly skilled, caring, and compassionate nurse, hurtled headfirst down into an abyss of darkness, despair, pain, and sorrow (she affectionately named, the rabbit hole). Despite being no stranger to depression, having made its acquaintance many times throughout the years, nothing could have prepared her for what was about to happen to her life, her heart, her soul, her very being. Escaping the Rabbit Hole: My Journey Through Depression is a brutally honest, raw, and vivid description of what life is like after experiencing an acute depressive episode. Through a series of blog posts, journal entries, and a letter to self, Tracey shares the excruciating emotional and physical pain she endured, the never-ending feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, and sadness which left her inert and unable to function, and her ongoing battle against DBS (death by suicide). Every single day, she had to make a choice: to fight the battle to live, or to surrender and die. She chose to live, and so began her most difficult and challenging life journey yet: to try and escape the rabbit hole. This book is a must hear for anyone living with depression or caring for someone with depression, and for anyone who wants to know more about this greatly misunderstood mental health illness. Tracey tells us that words can be powerful and healing, and with time, it is possible to emerge from the rabbit hole of darkness and despair and reclaim your life. This is a story of courage, of hope, and of never giving up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Maxfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118553/bk_acx0_118553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Depression is said to be reducing workforce efficiency worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, a whopping 300 million people are depressed globally. In the past year, 16.2 million American adults have experienced a major depressive episode. Do you now see the need for us to be well equipped to tackle it?The truth is that we are not to blame for this. Societal pressure and the struggle to achieve success has most of us sailing on this boat without the slightest clue as to where we are headed. Imagine a mother who has a 9-5 job waking up every day to prepare breakfast for the family, prepare the kids for school, rush off to work, pick the kids up from school, go grocery shopping, make dinner, and put the kids to bed. Imagine a daily routine as this five times a week. Imagine the stress such individual will be passing through day in day out. I am sure most of us will break down at times like these.The good news is that there are techniques and methods for you to go through this without feeling down and left out. You can channel all of that pain into a positive light and lead a very happy and accomplished life. In this book, you will learn tested and approved ways to feel your best and be the best version of yourself. There are tips on daily routines and how you can apply Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in all of your endeavors and have you reek of positivity.In this book, you will find a case study example of how Andy overcame his phobia by practicing one of the techniques explained in this book. A step-by-step guide has been prepared on how to tackle anxiety and depression using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Mental and physical wellbeing cannot be overemphasized. You deserve to be the best version of yourself. Why don’t you let us show you how? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Betty Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157558/bk_acx0_157558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Erika's Lighthouse Parent Handbook on Childhood and Teen Depression is a practical guide written by parents for parents who think their child may be suffering from depression. Our handbook offers tips on how to get help, things parents might want to know about childhood and teen depression and treatment, and ideas for good mental health. Book excerpts: Welcome to the Erika's Lighthouse Parent Handbook on Childhood and Teen Depression, Second Edition. You may be listening to our handbook because you think your child is depressed and you want to know what to do. We are here to help you. You are not alone. Somewhere between 15% and 20% of our children and teens will suffer from at least one depressive episode before they reach adulthood. These episodes come in many forms - ranging from the child who doesn't want to go to school to the teen who is constantly in a rage to the withdrawn child who barely speaks. Often, these episodes are seen as just a phase, or typical behavior, but depression, clinical depression, is not part of typical behavior - it is a disorder that deserves attention and needs treatment. We hope this handbook will be a helpful guide to you as you deal with the many issues you will likely confront over the course of your child's depression. We know this is probably a frightening time. You may feel helpless and alone. We invite you to listen to our handbook with the hope that it will give you both some comfort and some answers. And we hope you will find some helpful tips on how to help your child maintain good mental health and find happiness, something we all want for our children. Our goal is to help you navigate a difficult time in our life. We hope our handbook will be helpful along your journey. For more information about us, please visit us at erikaslighthouse.org. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Bocking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090281/bk_acx0_090281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A chance visit from Andre North's mother and her high school sweetheart sends the young bipolar patient on a rambling streak through the history of his bipolar illness in this autobiographical odyssey of mania and depression. The first memories stirred up include Andre's untimely birth to a drunk and a depressive in front of an audience of doctors who hardly seem to care that the young child is dying from oxygen deprivation. Then Andre grows up in the face of drunken parties and suicide attempts, living face-to-face with the poisonous lives of parents gone wrong. Enter bipolar disorder. Now a young man, Andre winds up at university, writing furiously while in the throes of inspiration until he meets the teaching assistant who tricks him into going to the mental hospital. Stuck behind shatter-proof glass for three months, Andre finally meets his match: the dreaded lithium. All it takes is one salty pill to transform the vibrant Adonis into a tranquilized zombie. Determined to get his life and mind back, Andre travels cross-country to face the real demon lurking behind his illness - the stigma of manic depression itself. A Personal Note from the Author: This memoir blends the first 10 years of my experiences with bipolar disorder following the initial diagnosis in 1998 with a personal story of self-discovery and family revelation. I know the emotions around facing a diagnosis of mental illness are sometimes more challenging than learning that you have a fatal disease. I used to torture myself with questions like, "What have I done bring this down upon myself?" I often felt like crying when I saw what I perceived to be normal, healthy people living out their daily lives. That's why I've released this memoir. It was written during an actual manic episode and has all the tell-tale signs of the disorder in its diction and grammar. I know that listening to this audiobook will help heal the pain, ease the frustration, and give hope t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Broussard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007358/bk_acx0_007358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This study examined the cognitive operations and responses implicated in depression vulnerability to assess whether a depressive episode can be predicted. It involved 332 never depressed (ND), formerly depressed (FD), and currently depressed (CD) women undergoing a major life transition (motherhood or first year university), with 267 involved in the follow-up phase 3 months later. The results that emerged from this study suggest that depression vulnerability might be associated with a dysfunctional regulatory mechanism involved in mediating the affective response. However, the lack of uniform responses on the depression and mood indices, even within the respective groups, challenges the possibility of ever being able to reliably predict depression by examining discrete cognitive responses. Implications for theories and clinical practice are discussed, along with an emphasis on involving factors constituting depression resilience. A new perspective of conceiving depression vulnerability is also proposed. This perspective is in the context of complex systems and dynamic equilibriums, and explains why predicting depression might remain a problem.
This compact guide is packed with the latest knowledge on the assessment and treatment of persistent depressive disorders (PDDs) - the new DSM-5 diagnosis that amalgamates the categories dysthymic disorder (DD), chronic major depression (MDD), and DD with major depressive episode (MDE).Written by a leading expert, the book guides us through the complexities of assessing PDDs and the models for understanding how these difficult to identify and potentially life-threatening disorders develop and are maintained over long periods. It then outlines those therapies that have the strongest evidence base. The author goes on to explore in detail the cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP), a treatment specifically developed for PDDs. This compelling integrated approach incorporates components of learning, developmental, interpersonal, and cognitive theory with aspects of interpersonal mindfulness. We are led expertly through the therapeutic process using clinical vignettes and practical tips, with particular attention paid to identifying the assessment and therapy methods most valuable in CBASP. Printable tools in the appendices can be used in daily practice.This book is of interest to clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, counsellors, and students.