Author(s): VAN DIJK S
The percentage of children and adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder has more than doubled in the past ten years (Youngstrom 2008). Because of the increased risk of drug use and suicide among young adults with bipolar disorder, it is essential that these teens quickly learn the skills they need to manage their symptoms in healthy and positive ways.
The Bipolar Workbook for Teens helps youth develop expertise and resources for managing bipolar disorder. Based in dialectical behavior therapy, this workbook includes worksheets and exercises that assist readers in developing mindfulness, emotion regulation, crisis management, and interpersonal relationship skills. The book both teaches readers strategies for better managing the symptoms of bipolar disorder and helps them to identify and use their unique strengths to build a life that fits their values and goals.