For Women Only: What You Need to Know about Bipolar Disorder

David J. Miklowitz, PhD

"For Women Only, What You Need to Know about Bipolar Disorder and Your Health," Chapter 12 of
The Bipolar Survival Guide, 2nd edition.

Paperback: 342 pages
Publisher: The Guilford Press; Second Edition edition (December 15, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1606235427
ISBN-13: 978-1606235423

Here is an outline of the topics covered:

  • The Course of Bipolar Disorder in Women
  • Pregnancy: Principles for Maintaining Health and Mood Stability Before and During Pregnancy, Weighing the Medication Risks, Which Medications are Safe to Take?
    Can Any Testing Be Done During The First Trimester?
    What Do I Need to Consider Later in Pregnancy and During Delivery?
    Treatment after Delivery
  • What Is Postpartum Depression?
    What If I Want to Breastfeed?
    Breastfeeding and Sleep Regularity
    What Other Treatments Are Available During the Postpartum Period?
  • Contraceptive Choices
  • Bipolar Disorder and the Menstrual Cycle
  • Other Physical Conditions Related to Bipolar Disorder and Its Treatments :
    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
    Prolactin Elevation
    Weight Gain and the Metabolic Syndrome
    Thyroid Disorders
    Migraine Headaches
  • Menopause