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Bipolar Disorder Reading List

Rashmi Nemade, Ph.D. & Mark Dombeck, Ph.D., edited by Kathryn Patricelli, MA Updated: Feb 27th 2017

For those with the disorder and their families:

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families, 3rd Edition. 2014.
By Francis Mark Mondimore. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 304 pages.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness. 2009 (e-book).
By Kay Redfield Jamison. Vintage, 240 pages.

Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families, and Providers. 2009. (ebook)
By E. Fuller Torrey & Michael B. Knable. Basic Books, 416 pages.

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know, 2nd Edition. 2010.
By David J. Miklowitz. The Guilford Press, 342 pages.

Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder: A 4-Step Plan for You and Your Loved Ones to Manage the Illness and Create Lasting Stability. 2006.
by Julie A. Fast & John Preston. Warner Wellness, 320 pages.

Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner. 2012.
by Julie A. Fast & John D. Preston. New Harbinger Publications, 256 pages.

A Mood Apart: Depression, Mania and Other Afflictions of the Self. 2015.
by Peter C. Whybrow. Harper Paperbacks, 408 pages.

Managing Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Behavior Treatment Program Workbook (Treatments That Work). 2008.
by Michael Otto, et. al. Oxford University Press, 128 pages.

For Clinicians/Professionals

Managing Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach (Treatments that Work) - Therapist's Guide.  2008.
by Michael Otto, et. al. Oxford University Press, 256 pages.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder, Second Edition. 2007.
by Monica Ramirez Basco & A. John Rush. The Guilford Press, 324 pages.

Bipolar Disorder: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach, 2nd Edition. 2010.
by David J. Miklowitz & Michael J. Goldstein. The Guilford Press, 348 pages.

Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Therapy Approach. 2001.
by Cory F. Newman, Robert L. Leahy, Aaron T. Beck, Noreen Reilly-Harrington, & Gyulai Laszlo. American Psychological Association (APA), 280 pages.


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nanna lost! - sarah garner - Jul 22nd 2013

I am a grandma of a three year old girl serenity that she is recently is being diagnosed  they think she has bi polar and other mental issues cause of her father and i want to know more about this disease and no how to interact with her cause i love her with all my hear and she gets where now she slapped me and it broke my heart cause she never hurt me and when she did it later she said i sorry nanna i love you but she got mad just because i told her it was bed time! i don't quiet understan this bipolar cause my kids never had this my son had adhd but they had rules to go by and they went by them and i can't seem to get through to my granbaby so please help and make me understan this i have read on and read on it but its not making me understand how to cope with it with my granddaughter! how can i get a relationship with my daughte and still giver her discipline and teach her from wrong from right when she comes to visit! I don't get her no more cause i can't deal with her hitting me and plus she lives so far away but please help!!

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