Russ Federman, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is in in private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia specializing in psychotherapy with individuals having bipolar disorder. From 2000 through 2013 he had been the Director of University of Virginia, Counseling and Psychological Services. 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). Over the last decade he has been an innovator setting new trends in university counseling centers' approaches to treatment of students with bipolar disorder.
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 berween 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 deal with the realites of living with this disorder.