Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder

What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know
Author: John McManamy
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061748560
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 416
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Seven years ago, John McManamy was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Through his successful Web site and newsletter, he has turned his struggles into a lifelong dedication to helping others battling depression and bipolar disorder reclaim their lives. In Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder, he brilliantly blends the knowledge of leading expert authorities with the experiences of his fellow patients, as well as his own, and offers extensive information on: Diagnosing the problem Associated illnesses and symptoms Treatments, lifestyle, and coping The effects of depression and bipolar disorder on relationships and sex With a compassionate and eloquent voice, McManamy describes his belief that depression is a wide spectrum that reaches from occasional bouts of depression to full-fledged bipolar disorder. The first book to help patients recognize this diversity of the disorder, Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder will help sufferers begin to reclaim their lives.

Clinical Manual for Management of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents


Author: Robert A. Kowatch,Mary A. Fristad,Robert L. Findling,Robert M. Post
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585629022
Category: Medical
Page: 355
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Clinical Manual for Management of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents was written in response to the growing body of knowledge surrounding pediatric bipolar illness and the underlying biological, environmental, and psychosocial influences that exacerbate symptoms and behavior. Written to provide clinically useful information about diagnosis and management, this manual is a comprehensive collection of empirical evidence, case studies, and the growing number of evidence-based reports on pediatric bipolar disorder over the past five years. This manual also contains several chapters provided by Dr. Mary Fristad and her team at The Ohio State University -- experts in family and psychosocial aspects of pediatric bipolar disorder. Her contributions, along with vast clinical evidence and the expertise provided by Drs. Kowatch, Findling, and Post, help paint an accurate picture of everything from age onset to the effectiveness of various therapies. In this manual, clinicians can refer to the following tools: A clinical description of childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder Management strategies for the patient including daily mood charting Current medication strategies and tactics Ways to help patients through the educational system Resources for clinicians, parents and patients A review of the future directions for childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder The many new developments in the field of pediatric bipolar disorder are affirming what this manual emphasizes -- that a combination of family and cognitive-behavior therapy can work in tandem with medical treatments to help young bipolar disorder patients achieve a more balanced life and a greater chance of controlling this illness later in life. The manual demonstrates how the medical community has shifted from asking, "Does bipolar disorder really exist in children and adolescents" to "How can we best predict, diagnose and treat this serious medical disorder" through a review of 25 years of study and insight.

Living with Bipolar

A practical guide for those with the disorder, their family and friends
Author: David Castle,Lesley Berk,Michael Berk,Sue Lauder
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407027018
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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Approximately half the people seeking help with depression are diagnosed with a form of bipolar disorder and it affects about one in 100 people in the UK. Formerly known as manic depression, its mood swings can be extraordinarily disturbing for both the sufferer and for those around them. Written by two leading psychiatrists and two clinical psychologists, Living with Bipolar explains that this challenging illness can be managed. While there is no cure, it's possible for people with bipolar disorder to live well. This accessible guide explains the characteristics of the two main forms, Bipolar I and Bipolar II; their causes and triggers; both medical and psychological treatment options - including CBT thinking strategies - and ways of preventing relapses. Drawing on the experience of patients, Living with Bipolar also offers clear guidelines for readers to develop successful personal strategies for identifying and coping with symptoms and emphasises the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

A Lifelong Journey

Staying Well With Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder: Easy Read Comfort Edition
Author: Sarah Russell
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427087342
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 220
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This book has provided a wellness view of manic depression. Although the stay well stories and plans do not represent all people who experience manic depression, these stories fill an important gap in our understanding of manic depression. Rather than focus only on the 'burden of manic depression, it is crucial to also listen to people who stay well. These stories provide proof that people with manic depression can aspire to full lives.

Una mente inquieta

Testimonio sobre afectos y locura
Author: Kay R. Jamison
Publisher: Tusquets Editores, S.A.
ISBN: 9788472239623
Category: Education
Page: 224
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No es la primera vez que la doctora Kay Redfield Jamison, psicologa y profesora de psiquiatria en la Johns Hopkins University en Estados Unidos, aborda, como especialista en la materia, el tema de la enfermedad maniaco-depresiva. Pero si es la primera vez que se propone ella misma como B+casoB; , contando su propia y estremecedora experiencia de enferma maniaco-depresiva, experiencia que la puso en condiciones de vivir en su propia carne los infiernos de ese mal, tan universal y, al mismo tiempo, tan mal conocido por el publico.En este testimonio personal, la autora hace el recuento emotivo y perturbador de su odisea a lo largo de treinta anos, desde el mas penoso caos mental hasta el dificil equilibrio psiquico que ha logrado alcanzar en la actualidad. Hija de un meteorologo de las fuerzas armadas y de una maestra, desde muy nina empezo a mostrar un caracter que se revelaria precursor de la enfermedad. Poco despues de licenciarse en psicologia por la Universidad de California en Los Angeles, sufrio el primer verdadero episodio. Durante largos anos padecio numerosas recaidas a causa de su rechazo inicial a tomar de forma continuada el litio b"farmaco ideal en el tratamiento de tales pacientesb," lo cual la condujo al divorcio, a la ruina y, por supuesto, al intento de suicidio. No obstante, B+lo que me ha salvado de verdad ha sido la psicoterapiaB; , confiesa, B+la cura mediante la palabraB; . B+El litio puede que modere la enfermedad, pero la psicoterapia ensena a convivir con ella.B;

Living Well with Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism

What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know
Author: Mary J. Shomon
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0061748579
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 448
View: 9711
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From patient advocate and author of Living Well with Hypothyroidism Mary J. Shomon, here is a holistic roadmap for diagnosis, treatment and recovery for the millions of people suffering from Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism. There are an estimated 3 million-plus Americans suffering from Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism, and patient advocate Mary J. Shomon will guide them through the diagnosis and the wide-ranging treatments available. Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism are the result of the thyroid gland being overactive. This gland controls the body's metabolism, so people afflicted with the disorder can suffer from symptoms such as significant weight loss, fatigue, muscular weakness, and rapid heartbeat, among others. In addition to conventional treatments, this resource uniquely highlights holistic treatments, and through case studies and testimonials from patients and doctors, presents an honest look at the lifestyles and choices of people living with these conditions. Shomon presents the reader with a comprehensive resource that spans from diagnosis to treatment to life after treatment. She goes beyond the conventional advice of other books, utilizing patient anecdotes and, as a fellow thyroid disease patient, her own experience. Her extensive network of experts—from conventional physicians to alternative practitioners—allows for a wide range of treatment options. In addition, a comprehensive Appendix serves as a fantastic resource for patients seeking treatment and additional advice. The first edition of Living Well With Hypothyroidism (2/2000) started with a first printing of 7,500 copies and has now sold over 100,000 in the US. Shomon's The Thyroid Diet hit the New York Times extended bestseller list. Mary Shomon has been praised by doctors around the country for her medical knowledge and sensitivity to patients' needs. Barbara Bush brought attention to the plight of Graves' disease patients, announcing that she was suffering from it when she was First Lady.

Bipolar Breakthrough

The Essential Guide to Going Beyond Moodswings to Harness Your Highs, Escape the Cycles of Recurrent Depression, and Thrive with Bipolar II
Author: Ronald R. Fieve
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1605296457
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
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More than 30 years ago, Ronald R. Fieve, MD, gained national recognition for his pioneering treatment of what was then known as “manic-depression.” Since then, he has focused on patients with mild bipolarity, also known as Bipolar II. With the right treatment, these patients can turn their illness into an asset. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Fieve presents a highly successful program that allows Bipolar II patients to harness the creativity and energy of their hypomanic “highs” while minimizing the potentially devastating “lows” of depression. Now with a new foreword explaining the most up-to-date research on the bipolar spectrum, Bipolar Breakthrough includes: -six stay-well strategies for anyone suffering from Bipolar II -the latest information on cutting-edge medications with fewer side effects -a special section on the complications of a bipolar diagnosis for pregnant women, children, and the elderly With results supported by thousands of patient histories, Dr. Fieve’s Bipolar Breakthrough is a landmark work that will help the millions of Bipolar II sufferers live better lives.

The Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health

Bipolar Disorder
Author: Brian Quinn, L.C.S.W.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470046627
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
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The Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder uses clear, highly accessible language to comprehensively guide the reader through the entire spectrum of bipolar and related disorders. This concise, informative reference provides a complete overview of the history of the field, diagnosis, treatment, research, emerging trends, and other critical information about bipolar disorder. Both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions are thoroughly covered. Like all the books in the Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health Series, Bipolar Disorder features a compact, easy-to-use format that includes: Vignettes and case illustrations A practical approach that emphasizes real-life treatment over theory Resources for specific readers such as clinicians, students, or patients Early chapters in Bipolar Disorder lay out the descriptive and diagnostic issues for classic bipolar I disorder, the more subtle "soft" bipolar disorders, and other disorders, such as hyperactivity and borderline personality, that are often misdiagnosed as bipolar. The text then covers the medical, psychiatric, and substance abuse disorders that can accompany bipolar disorders, and offers practical tips for non-medically trained therapists on how to spot these disorders. Finally, pharmacological, psychosocial, and additional treatments and interventions are covered. This straightforward resource is admirably suited for a wide variety of readers, including students and practicing mental health professionals, as well as individuals and others directly and indirectly affected by bipolar disorder.

Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder

The Ups, The Downs and the Bits In Between
Author: Cara Aiken
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003874
Category: Psychology
Page: 176
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Bipolar disorder can be a devastating illness, seriously affecting not only the person with bipolar but also their children, partner, parents, family and friends. While most people are familiar with the terms 'manic depressive' and 'bipolar disorder', there remains a lack of real understanding about the illness and many sufferers and their families can feel helpless, alone and misunderstood. Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder is a personal and honest account of bipolar disorder. The author Cara Aiken has lived with bipolar for 10 years, and in this book she gathers together her experiences and those of a host of contributors to portray the reality of the illness and its impact on family life. Their children give open and frank accounts of their lives with a bipolar parent, and partners and close family members explain how it has affected them. The book also features important facts and figures related to bipolar which are contributed by leading experts. This moving and insightful book will provide an invaluable source of guidance, advice and support to people with bipolar disorder and their families, as well as an insight for professionals into the reality of life with the illness.

Living Well with Hypothyroidism, Revised Edition

What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...that
Author: Mary J. Shomon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061828858
Category: Medical
Page: 624
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The Most Comprehensive Resource Available on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypothyroidism For millions of Americans, hypothyroidism often goes untreated ... or is treated improperly. This book, thoroughly researched by the nation's top thyroid patient advocate—a hypothyroidism patient herself—provides you with answers to all your questions, including: What is hypothyroidism? What are the warning signs, symptoms, and risk factors? Why is getting diagnosed often a challenge, and how can you overcome the obstacles? What treatments are available (including those your doctor hasn't told you about)? Which alternative and holistic therapies, nutritional changes, and supplements may help treat hypothyroidism?

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder

Using DBT to Regain Control of Your Emotions and Your Life
Author: Sheri Van Dijk
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572248564
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
View: 7280
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Even if you've just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it's likely that you've been living with it for a long time. You've probably already developed your own ways of coping with recurring depression, the consequences of manic episodes, and the constant, uncomfortable feeling that you're at the mercy of your emotions. Some of these methods may work; others might do more harm than good. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder will help you integrate your coping skills with a new and effective dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) plan for living well with bipolar disorder. The four DBT skills you'll learn in this workbook-mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness-will help you manage your emotional ups and downs and minimize the frequency and intensity of depressive and manic episodes. By using this book in conjunction with medication and professional care, you'll soon experience relief from your bipolar symptoms and come to enjoy the calm and confident feeling of being in control. Learn mindfulness and acceptance skills Cope with depressive and manic episodes in healthy ways Manage difficult emotions and impulsive urges Maintain relationships with friends and family members

Bipolar Disorder Answer Book

Practical Answers to the Top 300 Questions Parents Ask
Author: Charles Atkins
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402219369
Category: Self-Help
Page: 321
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Approximately 5.7 million Americans have bipolar disorder, a brain disorder also known as manic-depressive illness. The Bipolar Disorder Answer Book is an authoritative reference for people with Bipolar Disorder and their loved ones, providing sound advice and immediate answers to their most pressing questions. Written by an experienced psychiatrist, The Bipolar Disorder Answer Book covers such topics as: -What are the symptoms and different types of Bipolar Disorder? -Can other illnesses cause Bipolar Disorder? -What therapies, medications and relapse-prevention strategies can help with Bipolar Disorder? -How does Bipolar Disorder differ in children and adults? -What special issues are there for women with Bipolar Disorder? -How can family and friends respond in a psychiatric emergency? The Bipolar Disorder Answer Book offers up clear, confident counsel in an easy-to-read Q&A format that explains confusing medical lingo and guides readers through the world of Bipolar Disorder.

More Than Bipolar

A Memoir of Acceptance and Hope
Author: Lizabeth D. Schuch
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475949834
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 212
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A valuable book, fresh with insights. Pete Earley, author of Crazy: A Fathers Search Through Americas Mental Health Madness Until she experienced her first manic episode at the age of seventeen, author Lizabeth D. Schuch had little knowledge of mental illness. From that point on, her life would never be the same. In her memoir, More Than Bipolar, she discusses her twenty-five years of experience with bipolar disorder, sharing the wisdom attained to break the hold of stigma, shame, and fear surrounding this illness. Schuch reveals the full reality of what living with this illness looks like. She shares the truth, from its manic and depressive extremes to the life lessons of understanding and maturity necessary to live well in recovery. More Than Bipolar also provides information about the importance of getting a proper diagnosis, working with the medical providers, trusting your own instincts about your care, and having the insight to know when the warning signs are leading you in the wrong direction. More Than Bipolar focuses on knowledge gained and strength restored on the path of a complete bipolar journey. It shows that living well with bipolar disorder is possible and may indeed be a part of the diagnostic picture.

Break the Bipolar Cycle

A Day by Day Guide to Living with Bipolar Disorder
Author: Elizabeth Brondolo,Xavier Amador
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071594066
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
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Take control of your symptoms--and take charge of your life If you're dealing with bipolar disorder, you already know that it’s more than a cycle of “ups” and “downs.” You may also have difficulty with depression and irritability, as well as problems with weight gain, memory, and fatigue. Dealing with these day-to-day problems can sometimes seem like too much to bear. Drawing on the latest research in bipolar disorder, stress, and health, this step-by-step guide offers a complete selection of livable, workable solutions to manage bipolar disorder and helps you: Identify your symptoms Explore your treatment options Stabilize your moods Sharpen your mind Achieve your goals This isn't a one-size-fits-all guide. It's a uniquely personal approach to your bipolar disorder that covers the full spectrum of the disease and its symptoms. You'll be able to find successful ways to regulate your moods, relieve your stress, improve your thought processes, and break the bipolar cycle--for a happier, healthier life.

Overcoming Bipolar Disorder

A Comprehensive Workbook for Managing Your Symptoms & Achieving Your Life Goals
Author: Mark S. Bauer,Amy M. Kilbourne,Devra E. Greenwald,Evette J. Ludman
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572245646
Category: Self-Help
Page: 280
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In Overcoming Bipolar Disorder, a prestigious team of researchers and experts on bipolar disorder presents this research-based program for helping people with bipolar disorder manage symptoms, explore triggers and coping responses, and develop a comprehensive plan for living a full life based on core values and goals.

Manic-Depressive Illness

Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression
Author: Frederick K. Goodwin,Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199743735
Category: Medical
Page: 1288
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The revolution in psychiatry that began in earnest in the 1960s led to dramatic advances in the understanding and treatment of manic-depressive illness. Hailed as the most outstanding book in the biomedical sciences when it was originally published in 1990, Manic-Depressive Illness was the first to survey this massive body of evidence comprehensively and to assess its meaning for both clinician and scientist. It also vividly portrayed the experience of manic-depressive illness from the perspective of patients, their doctors, and researchers. Encompassing an understanding about the illness as Kraeplin conceived of it- about its cyclical course and about the essential unity of its bipolar and recurrent unipolar forms- the book has become the definitive work on the topic, revered by both specialists and nonspecialists alike. Now, in this magnificent second edition, Drs. Frederick Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison bring their unique contribution to mental health science into the 21st century. In collaboration with a team of other leading scientists, a collaboration designed to preserve the unified voice of the two authors, they exhaustively review the biological and genetic literature that has dominated the field in recent years and incorporate cutting-edge research conducted since publication of the first edition. They also update their surveys of psychological and epidemiological evidence, as well as that pertaining to diagnostic issues, course, and outcome, and they offer practical guidelines for differential diagnosis and clinical management. The medical treatment of manic and depressive episodes is described, strategies for preventing future episodes are given in detail, and psychotherapeutic issues common in this illness are considered. Special emphasis is given to fostering compliance with medication regimens and treating patients who abuse drugs and alcohol or who pose a risk of suicide. This book, unique in the way that it retains the distinct perspective of its authors while assuring the maximum in-depth coverage of a vastly expanded base of scientific knowledge, will be a valuable and necessary addition to the libraries of psychiatrists and other physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and the patients and families who live with manic-depressive illness.

Living with Depression

Why Biology and Biography Matter along the Path to Hope and Healing
Author: Deborah Serani
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442210583
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
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One out of four Americans will experience mental illness in their lifetime; major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the United States for ages 15 through 44. However, only a fraction of those suffering will seek treatment; 25 percent will seek treatment for symptoms. Stigma claims the other 75 percent, wedging depressed individuals into a life of silent suffering. In Living with Depression, Serani outlines the various forms of depression, describes the different treatments, and outlines methods for living with depression and getting the help you or a loved one needs. Tips on how to choose a good therapist, negotiate the labyrinth of healthcare, and minimize stigma are addressed, as is learning how to use biology and biography as tools of empowerment. Listings of national and global resources make this a ready resource for everything you need to know about depression.

Living with Bipolar Disorder

A Handbook for Patients and Their Families
Author: Karen R. Brock, M.D.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615128
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 264
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“Bipolar” means more than mood swings and chemical imbalances. It is a genetic brain regulation malfunction causing not only mood but behavioral symptoms. Severity and symptoms vary along a spectrum of disease presentations, from a happy, positive personality, to a moody temperament, to chronic and recurrent depressions, to classic manic-depressive illness. It is a chronic disease with periods of illness as well as remission. Keeping the disease under control requires daily maintenance and vigilance for emerging symptoms. The goal of this book is to help the bipolar person successfully manage his or her illness and live a full and meaningful life. First, the reader will learn all about bipolar disorder: how it presents, how it is diagnosed, how it is passed down in families, and how it affects women as compared to men. Next, the various types of treatment and the logistics of daily maintenance are discussed in detail. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of bipolar disorder are explored and the lives of interesting and outstanding historical and current bipolar individuals are examined.

Sentirse bien

Una nueva terapia contra las depresiones
Author: David D. Burns
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788449323997
Category: Psychology
Page: 424
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Cuando creemos firmemente que nuestra vida carece de sentido; que nuestras relaciones con los demás siempre acaban en fracaso; que nada vale la pena, y que somos incapaces de salir del pozo en el que estamos inmersos... seguramente estamos atravesando un periodo de depresión. Cuando no nos resignamos a habitar en la oscuridad y buscamos la forma de aliviar nuestro sufrimiento psicológico, una de las mejores herramientas a nuestro alcance es Sentirse bien. Esta obra es uno de los máximos exponentes de la autoayuda de calidad y, a lo largo de los años, ha contribuido a que millones de personas recuperen su bienestar. A partir de los principios de la terapia cognitiva, el Dr. David Burns ha desarrollado un método eficaz y clínicamente comprobado, con el cual el lector puede reconocer en sí mismo percepciones y actitudes negativas como el perfeccionismo exacerbado; la dependencia de la opinión ajena; el exceso de pesimismo, la desgana que conduce al abandono... y que –con sencillez y comprensión- le enseña a cambiar la perspectiva desde la que analiza su realidad, ayudándole a superar su estado depresivo y a reencontrar las ganas de vivir y la confianza en sí mismo.

How to Live Well, Whatever Life Brings


Author: Pilar O. Tan, M.D.
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452594082
Category: Religion
Page: 316
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How to Live Well explores seventeen habits you can learn and use in order to live a physically and mentally healthy life and achieve authentic success. Spiritual writing and poetry were never on the life to-do list of Dr. Pilar Tan. She was first and foremost a scientist, practicing internal medicine. Through the years, Pilar's spiritual life was brought into focus as she learned about life's trials and triumphs through her patients. Pilar's first attempt at spiritual writing produced a book titled Learning and Being. After the untimely death of her son Edward, she began to seriously question her faith. With the help of her daughter Melin, her grandchildren, friends, and colleagues, Pilar found her way out from the depths of despair. Her experiences kindled within her the hope of better times and a desire to use her personally tragic experience for the benefit of others. The fruits of this catharsis is her current work, How to Live Well, Whatever Life Brings. As she tells her own story of adaptation, Pilar describes the coping skills she learned to use consciously to live life successfully. She uses medical knowledge learned throughout her many years as an internist, while weaving poetic verses, biblical excerpts, and inspirational quotes to complement each topic.