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Default Apr 16, 2007 at 04:14 PM
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The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide by David J. Miklowitz

Bipolar Disorder Demystified by Lana R. Castle

Will's Choice by Gail Griffith

Bipolar Disorders: A Guide to Helping Children and Adolescents
by Mitzi Waltz

The Everything Health Guide to Adult Bipolar Disorder by Bloch, Ph.D.

Listening to Prozac by Peter Kramer

Against Depression by Peter Kramer

Why People Die By Suicide by Thomas Joiner

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

What Goes Up . . . Surviving the Manic Episode of a Loved One by Judy Eron

Midnight Disease by Alice Flaherty
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Default Jul 25, 2007 at 12:14 PM
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These aren't specifically about Bipolar Disorder, but are about personal struggles and overcoming them...

Blackbird
A Childhood Lost and Found by Jennifer Lauck

and the sequel:

Still Waters
by Jennifer Lauck

both very good!

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Default Jan 08, 2008 at 11:41 AM
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I recently bought Manic Depressive Illness (the 2007 2nd edition) by Goodwin-Jamison. I haven't made it very far, but it appears to be extremely thorough. It's a huge and heavy hardcover book with 1,000 plus pages, 2 columns of text per page!

I also got Psychotropic Drug Handbook by Paul J Perry, Bruce Alexander, Barry Liskow, and C. Lindsay DeVane.
It's a spiral bound book that is very technical in nature, but also very interesting to read. It goes over the different psychotropic drug classes and shows findings from various studies (i.e., how effective a particular drug is for a given indication) that have been done over the years, as well as more detailed information regarding reported side-effects, etc. It goes over meds for depression, mania, schizophrenia, other illnesses, and all sorts of anxiety related disorders. I think it's good to have a solid understanding about the drugs you take and this book can give you that.

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Default Jan 31, 2008 at 12:33 AM
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I read Bipolar Disorder Demystified by Lana R. Castle right after I was diagnosed. It really helped both me, my husband, and a few others who I lent it to.

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Default Jun 01, 2008 at 02:47 AM
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I felt that I needed to reply to this post. I understand that you are one of the moderators and I was quite taken by the reply you sent to this person. It is our own right to believe in a higher power to go to for our problems whether what they are doesn't matter. He/she was letting us know how he coped with bp and some books to read just like the others are letting us know what books they read and that helped them. So quite frankly they were staying on the topic. Bipolar Recommended Books -- Worth Reading

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Default Jun 01, 2008 at 09:10 AM
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Please RE-READ my post, I said nothing about people's rights to believe or disbelieve, if people get comfort from their faith, that's excellent and often conducive to many people's outcome,on the other hand, many also require medication/treatment intervention as well.
It's not always a "one size fits all" situation.
I think you may have misunderstood something, I am sorry if you felt offended.

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Smile Sep 17, 2008 at 10:26 AM
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One of the best books about living with bp to date!!!!

I read this fabulous, easy-to-read, riveting book in one night, when I was hypomanic and couldn't sleep, and I wanted to be on the computer, but I knew that reading a book was better for me...reading Paul Jones' story was like a breath of fresh air. He truly gets it, on all sorts of levels, and the writing is superb & profound. I just bought it over the weekend at Borders - it was published by Perigree in 2008. "The Up and Down Life" was written by Paul E. Jones, (taken from from the back of the book) a "popular stand-up comedian and motivational speaker who was diagnosed with bipolar disorderin 2003. His mission and passion in life is to educate people who suffer from bipolar and those who treat and love them. He lives with his wife and three children in Cinncinnati, Ohio. Visit his website online.
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Danielle Steel had a bipolar son & she wrote a book about him, His Bright Light, a book I am sure we can all relate to everything in his life, it spans his lifetime. I wrote Danielle and she wrote me back, we still correspond, she is great.


I, prayerbear, just finished that book yesterday and found it hard to put down!
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Default Mar 07, 2009 at 12:57 AM
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An Unquiet Mind was really good. How was her new book?

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Default May 18, 2009 at 07:37 PM
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I would recommend reading the new book out called " I just want my Daughter back" , coming to terms with Bipolar 1.. A heartfelt memoir from a mother's perspective about her Daughter's struggle with Bipolar 1. Available on Amazon.com
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Default Jun 05, 2009 at 05:33 PM
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I didn't see Madness A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher listed and since I just finished her book and well it was a fabulous read, thought I would suggest it. It also has resources listed in the back to help find help and information.

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Default Jun 05, 2009 at 05:35 PM
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A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke. Absolutely amazing.

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I just got Touched with Fire by Kay R. Jamison. Looks good. A lot of the other books in the same section had info I'd already read online, but I like that this focuses on the artistic aspect of the disorder and how moods affect creativity. I've had the same experience. In a major depression for the past year and have had very little ability to write or do anything else. All my poetry was/is so depressing so it kind of discouraged me from wanting to try writing again. I did have a manic episode last May '08 for 3 weeks where I was able to finish my novel, but have since been irritable, depressed with difficulty sleeping and only a few short stories written since that point. Funny that spring seems to be a common time for bipolar artistic people to get depressed. Before I got diagnosed the doctors were always baffled by that because they thought it should be in winter or summer like unipolar people. I look forward to finding out more so I can find better ways to spot and deal with my symptoms.
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Default Jun 24, 2009 at 04:51 PM
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I just wanted to add my own new book to the group of amazing books on Bipolar Disorder.
I just want my Daughter back - Coming to terms with Bipolar 1. Available on amazon .com

I also would like to invite anyone to join me on Twitter . com .
I 'm on line most evenings with a group of people and we would love to chat .
I can be found by search for @BIPOLARSMOM2

I would also like to invite you to view my blogsite.

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Default Jun 25, 2009 at 06:36 AM
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I recently purchase Take Charge Of Bipolar Disorder by Julie Fast and it is a great book for the mania as well as depression.
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Default Jul 08, 2009 at 09:04 PM
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The three books that have helped me most:

"An Audience of Chairs" by Joan Clark
"Swing Low" by Miriam Toews
"Undercurrents" by Martha Manning

All highly recommended.
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Default Jul 10, 2009 at 02:05 PM
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maybe I should read one of these books Thankss alot
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Trig Jul 27, 2009 at 04:20 PM
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If you want to know *for sure* that you're not alone in your struggle with BP, I recommend "Madness, A Bipolar Life" by Marya Hornbacher.

She writes about her struggles with BP and several psychotic breaks she has had. It's as if she's my ghost writer - I saw so much of myself in this book, and in the epilogue she gave me some new information to investigate regarding helping myself live with this disorder.

Warning: this book is graphic. She describes her suicide attempts and the psychotic breaks leading up to them in detail.
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Default Jul 29, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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I don't know if this is the same workbook referred to above but I have one called The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression by Mary Ellen Copeland, MD, MA. It's pretty good, but haven't finished it yet.

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Default Aug 08, 2009 at 03:42 AM
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just a couple books to add to the list:
Manic
by Terri Cheney (fantastic, wonderful, amazing)
Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder: What your Doctor Doesn't Tell you that you need to know
by John McManamy (title's a bit wordy - but the book is wonderful. I'm not through with it yet. Reading it pretty slowing, underlining here and there and dog-earing many-a pages.)

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