Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Russ Federman, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is in full-time private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia specializing in psychotherapy with individuals having bipolar disorder. From 1991 to 2000 he had been Director of Mental Health Services at East Carolina University and from 2000 through 2013, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Virginia. He is a licensed psychologist, a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of College Counseling. Dr. Federman co-authored the book - Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult's Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder (New Harbinger Publications, 2010).    

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Bipolar You

Those living with bipolar disorder face a broad range of challenges unique to the disorder: understanding and accepting the diagnosis, adjusting to life with bipolarity, learning to manage one's symptoms, finding appropriate professional help, dealing with the disorder’s impact upon relationships and career, and facing the unfortunate realities of social stigma associated with psychiatric illness. Bipolar You addresses these wide-ranging issues as they present from the late teenage years on up through adulthood. Bipolar disorder would be easier to treat if it emerged in middle-age, when lifestyle patterns are more conducive towards maintaining stability.  But the onset of bipolar disorder typically occurs somewhere between the mid-teens and the mid-twenties, which also happens to be a time of considerable turbulence and developmental change. Bipolar You addresses the challenges faced by young adults trying to deal with the realities of living with this disorder.    

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