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The Depression and Bipolar Workbook: 30 Ways to Lift Your Mood & Strengthen the Brain


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Author:
Chris Aiken, M.D.
Copyright:
2020
Publication Date:
Jan 28, 2020
Publisher:
PESI Publishing
Product Code:
PUB086055
ISBN13:
9781683732358
Format:
Paperback
Number of Pages:
212
Media Type:
Books


Description

30 techniques to change the body and the brain in ways that medications can’t!

The innovative and drug-free practices in this workbook guide you step-by-step to stabilize mood, improve sleep, find focus, and manage repetitive worries and rumination.

Written for therapists and clients alike, learn how to recognize unique symptoms of depression and bipolar and match them with the latest advances in CBT, light and dark therapy, diet and sleep techniques, and strategies to fix out-of-sync biological clocks. This is the mood-disorder aid clients have been waiting for.

Treat depression and bipolar disorder with an antidepressant lifestyle:

  • Strategies to feel energized, lift mood and stay focused
  • A sleep plan that doubles the effects of antidepressants
  • Mood stabilizing interventions for morning, day and night
  • Advanced treatment planning for insomnia
  • Reproducible handouts, worksheets and charts

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Author

Chris Aiken, M.D. Related seminars and products


Chris Aiken, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist whose work focuses on natural and lifestyle approaches to mood disorders. He is the director of the Mood Treatment Center, Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report, the bipolar Section Editor for Psychiatric Times, and an instructor at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He hosts the weekly Carlat Psychiatry Podcast with Kellie Newsome, PMH-NP.

Dr. Aiken’s interest in mood disorders came from experience with close friends who suffered from depression. He began his career as a research assistant at the National Institute of Mental Health and went on to complete medical school at Yale and residency at Cornell and Duke Medical Centers. He remains active in research, and his work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and books. He lives in North Carolina with his wife Lisa and twin children, David and Eleanor.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Chris Aiken is director and founder of Mood Treatment Center. He receives royalties as an author for WW Norton; and PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Aiken receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Chris Aiken is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a member of the North Carolina Psychiatric Association; Forsyth County Psychiatric Association; and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.


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