What Is Bipolar Disorder?
From the Series Understanding Mental Disorders
According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, every year 2.9 percent of the U.S. population is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. What Is Bipolar Disorder? examines what this disorder is, what causes it, what it is like to live with it, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Series||Understanding Mental Disorders|
|Number of Pages||80|
|Title Format||Reinforced book|
|Author||Andrea C. Nakaya|
School Library Connection
This series conducts a thorough examination of some of society’s most pressing mental health concerns. Each book provides an engaging introduction to each topic by providing background, history, and anecdotal evidence of the condition being explored. Following chapters detail the definition, causes, impact on daily living, and treatment options for each disorder. Extensive source notes, a list of contact organizations, resources for further research, and picture credits are included with each title. These books are quite detailed and will require close reading by student researchers. However, the information is comprehensive and will provide readers with an excellent introduction to these difficult topics. Index.Martha Hubbard, School Librarian, Colerain Senior High School, Cincinnati, Ohio Recommended