In The Other Depression, Grieco and Edwards help people understand and destigmatize those afflicted with bipolar disorder. Topics discussed include the genetic signature and environmental stresses and underpinnings of this disease, along with how it alters the functioning of the brain, and how it can be treated. The authors also introduce resources available to bipolar people and their families and suggest strategies for coping and getting on with life.
Robert Grieco, MD, has been practicing family medicine for over twenty years. Laura Edwards is a writer and a graduate of Bryn Mawr College.
Introduction. Discovering Bipolar Disorder. A Different Kind of Depression. The Bipolar Spectrum. Five Keys to Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder. The Bipolar Personality. Depression. Mania. Mixed States. Bipolar II. Could My Depression Be Bipolar? Associated Physical and Psychiatric Illness. Bipolar Disorder in Children. Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents. Bipolar Disorder in the Elderly. Seasonal Depression. Suicide. Drug Therapy for Bipolar Disorder. Winning the Peace. Do Antidepressants Cause Suicide? The Science of Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder and Creativity. The Epidemiology of Bipolar Disorder. When a Loved One has Bipolar Disorder. Living with Bipolar Disorder. Appendix A: Dr. Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Speaks to Patients. Appendix B: Dr. Vogel-Scibilia Speaks to Doctors. Appendix C: My Patients and Their Families Speak. Appendix D: Five Keys to Diagnosis. Appendix E: The Mood Disorder Questionnaire.