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Bereavement

This booklet helps those who are facing the loss of someone close to them to know better what to expect from themselves and others. It provides information for them, their families and friends about how to cope, and what support is available.
Source: Mind

Bipolar disorder

This booklet is for anyone who has been given a diagnosis of bipolar disorder (manic depression), and for their family and friends.
Source: Mind

Cope with Hearing Voices

Cope with Hearing Voices
Source: Mind

Disability discrimination

This legal briefing gives an outline of the law regarding disability discrimination.
Source: Mind

Eating Problems

Anorexia, bulimia, bingeing and compulsive eating can blight people's lives. This booklet describes the signs of eating distress, explains possible causes and looks at the kinds of treatment available.
Source: Mind

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

This booklet is for anyone who wants to know about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
Source: Mind

Loneliness

Loneliness has always been around, but contemporary life makes us particularly vulnerable to it. It may relate to a particular situation, or be a deeper form of loneliness pervading a person's whole life.
Source: Mind

Manage Stress

Explains what stress is, including possible causes, and how you can learn to cope, with tips on how to relax.
Source: Mind

Medication: antipsychotics

This booklet is for anyone who wants to know about this type of medication. It explains why these drugs may be prescribed, what their effects are (including side effects), who should avoid them, what happens when people want to withdraw from them and what the alternative treatments might be.
Source: Mind

Medication: lithium and other mood stabilisers

This booklet is aimed at people who are taking mood stabilizing drugs, and anyone interested in learning more about them. It explains what the drugs are, their drawbacks and benefits, and how they can best be used safely and effectively for the treatment of bipolar disorder (manic depression), recurrent depression, and similar mood disorders. It also looks at ways to withdraw from them successfully.
Source: Mind
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