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In the Moods is written for the many people who suffer from the dual diagnosis of substance abuse and bipolar mood disorder. Bringing the profound humanity of Adlerian thought to bear on these all-too-common disorders, the book is also written for their families, their friends, their caregivers. It also helps to break down the barriers between the mental health and substance abuse fields.
Brief as it is, In the Moods, goes beyond a clinical discussion of symptoms and current treatments providing valuable information, understanding, and a hopeful message for all those touched by mood disorders and substance dependence.
“Bravo! In the Moods by Drs. Marlene Stotland Cohen and Gerry Mozdzierz provides an easy way to learn about bipolar disorder, substance dependence and their important corresponding treatment strategies. I appreciated how the philosophical and therapeutic stance of the Adlerian psychotherapy movement has been clearly encapsulated in this clear and informative handbook. I would recommend In the Moods to anyone who is involved with mental disorders, directly or indirectly, as a way to gain insight into ways for helping themselves and others.”
Tom Caplan, M.S.W.(Adjunct Professor, McGill School of Social Work)
“In the Moods is a comprehensive treatment of the issues surrounding the dual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and substance dependence. I highly recommend this meaningful guidebook as suggested reading for all students in the helping professions.”
Trudy Friedman, M.A. (Adler School of Montreal)
In the Moods is featured in the November 2004 issue of the Private Practitioner’s Chapter of the Canadian Counselling Association Bulletin and the March 2005 issue of Cognica (the newsletter of the Canadian Counselling Association).
In the Moods , is written in clear, everyday language geared to the individual who is struggling with bipolar disorder and substance addiction.
The authors begin by speaking to the person struggling with this dual diagnosis in the first person - a useful approach in engaging the reader to consider the implications of a combination of a mood disorder and substance abuse problem.
The book is written from an Adlerian perspective maintaining it is the individual's creative power in forming lifestyle scripts before the age of four that determines the eventual degree of participation in life's responsibilities. Discouragement and increased feelings of inferiority along with predisposing biological and environmental shapers can also play a role in this dual diagnosis resulting in emotional reactivity, cognitive style and the choice of affect over logical thinking.
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