Reboot: A Novel of Bipolar Disorder is Released - A Moving Story about a Woman who overcame Bipolar Disorder

Join author Jane Thompson on a journey through the frustrating, agonizing and deeply personal world of mental illness in her new novel, Reboot: A Novel of Bipolar Disorder.

Georgetown, Texas, USA (August 28, 2012) -- Join author Jane Thompson on a journey through the frustrating, agonizing and deeply personal world of mental illness in her new novel, Reboot: A Novel of Bipolar Disorder (now available through Amazon and Kindle).

In a candid style and with compassion for bipolar disorder sufferers, Thompson chronicles the struggles, failures and, ultimate triumphs of her protagonist as she slowly learns to live in the world of bipolar disorder.

It is not a tale of climbing the ladder of success, but of a winding trail that is sometimes upward, but that ultimately leads to the goal of stability and understanding of an illness the heroine of my story must live with and manage the rest of her life,” writes Thompson.

Marie” was not diagnosed with bipolar disorder until middle age. In Reboot: A Novel of Bipolar Disorder, she reveals the uphill battle to fit in and to function at work with the undiagnosed disorder. Failed relationships are detailed, and readers are given a firsthand look at life through the eyes of one afflicted with manic-depression. Marie's wake-up call came in the form of a sudden revelation that something was wrong with her and that she needed help.

A woman's struggle to deal with bipolar disorder as it affects all of her life's aspects; her jobs, her relationships, her ability to live her life normally: her diagnosis is not the end of her quest to find out what is wrong with her life. She has to then find a doctor and medications that will work in her individual case. The journey is long and the destination is in doubt. Bipolar disorder is a common, often undiagnosed mental illness that affects about four percent of the population. It is a challenge to get diagnosed, to find a doctor who understands and is able to treat the disorder, and to find the right combination of medications.

The target audience is people with bipolar disorder who have traveled this road, especially those who are having difficulty accepting their diagnosis or who have lost faith that they can ultimately reach stability and peace,” she writes.

Thompson has worked as a social worker, teacher, paralegal and writer. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma. She wrote for the publisher of a political encyclopedia and served as a medical writer for a training corporation. She has had 20 short stories published, has written about bipolar disorder in Sugar and Salt: My Life with Bipolar Disorder and The Rookie’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder. A person with bipolar disorder cannot control his or her moods and consequently their lives spin out of control as they self-medicate with alcohol and drugs and make poor judgment calls. Many do not recognize that they have an illness and do not seek treatment. This book is an introduction to some of the problems and some of the solutions that can be found for bipolar disorder. It is fictional, but the situations are often found with people who have the disorder.

Media Contact:
Jane Thompson, Writer
1100 Leander Road apt. 927
Georgetown, TX 78628
Tel: 512-818-0157

IAPAM's Botox Training Helps Physicians Add Cash Based Services to Their Practices

With the Affordable Care Act now through the supreme court, many physicians are looking at adding non-insurance covered procedures to their practices. Minimally invasive procedures, like Botox ®, dermal fillers and laser treatments, have surged by 356% reported the ASAPS and Americans spent more than $10 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2011, according to the ASAPS's statistics. Patients, ages 35 to 50 had the most procedures last year, nearly four million or 43% of the total, and patients ages 51 to 64 had an additional 28% the ASAPS announced.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - August 28, 2012 -- Equally, as the demand for Botox ® continues, Botox ® sales have skyrocketed in 2012. Allergan announced that for the full year, 2012, it expects worldwide net sales from the wrinkle treatment Botox ® to climb to between "$1,760 million and $1,800 million." Given the continued popularity of Botox ® as the number one non-surgical aesthetic medical treatment, physicians who receive expert certification and Botox ® training, like that offered at the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium, can capitalize on this ever growing market.

The IAPAM Training Difference

Botox ® training is the central component of the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium ( which offers comprehensive instruction on the top 5 minimally invasive procedures:

- Botox ® injection;
- soft tissue fillers;
- chemical peels;
- medical microdermabrasion; and
- laser hair removal.

The key to success in the aesthetic industry is not performing one procedure, but combining treatments to give your patients the results they desire. Moreover, "physicians now see the importance in not having Botox ® training in an unclean hotel room, and are choosing the IAPAM’s aesthetic medicine symposium since its done in a large multi-million dollar aesthetic medical practice which gives them the opportunity to learn proper Botox ® injection technique," says Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the IAPAM (

Board-certified dermatologist and IAPAM faculty member, Dr. Jennifer Linder, emphasizes that "any effective training program should provide tips on how to give an effective consultation with each patient. This should include a thorough evaluation of the individual characteristics of the face, a comprehensive discussion with the patient regarding risks and benefits, and most importantly, how to appropriately set and manage realistic patient expectations." Fellow Symposium instructor, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Toni C. Stockton, trains registrants on the latest technologies and products, from Botox ® to Dysport ®. She also educates physicians on dealing with possible adverse events due to the procedure.

For more information or to REGISTER for the IAPAM's upcoming Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox ® Training on September 22-23, 2012, please see or contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704.

Botox and Botox Cosmetic are trademarks of Allergan, Inc. Dysport is a trademark of Medicis, Inc.

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary global association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession worldwide. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits to members around the globe. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox ® training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website ( or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 ext. 704