The prevalence of bipolar disorder (BD) has increased dramatically over the last 20 years, particularly in children and young adults, and this new title in the Diseases and Disorders series discusses several leading theories as to why the number of new cases has grown. The book also introduces readers to the basics of what scientists have discovered about bipolar disorder, including symptoms, potential causes, current treatment options, and promising research. Abramovitz uses first-person accounts to illustrate the pain and stigma that those diagnosed with BD frequently suffer. She explains a variety of treatment options, including those specifically aimed at children since many of the adult medications have been deemed unsafe for young people.
"These books provide the kind of information that a student may need either for an assigned research project or for personal enlightment and assistance. Highly Recommended"
--Library Media Connection, October 2005
Price: US $34.95