Book Description: Mood swings may be a part of your life, but the struggle to control them doesnâ€™t have to dominate it. Together with the right course of medication, The Bipolar Workbook can put you back in control. Dr. Monica Ramirez Basco has assembled a versatile toolkit of proven self-help strategies designed to help you recognize the early warning signs of relapse, resist the seductive pull of manic episodes, and escape the paralysis of depression. Whether youâ€™re new to the diagnosis (and not quite sure it fits) or want to enhance your current treatment, this simple program puts you in charge. Easy-to-follow guidelines and worksheets help you identify problem areas and minimize their impact, including ways to:Â *Reduce the recurrence and severity of your symptoms.*Slow things down and get the sleep you need when mania strikes.*Keep motivated and avoid procrastination when youâ€™re depressed.*Fine-tune medical treatments to maximize your gains.*Rein in emotional reactions.*Stay focused and achieve your goals.Â Since every individualâ€™s experience with bipolar disorder is unique, Dr. Basco encourages you to customize a plan that suits your needs. So take charge and make a better life.