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Old 07-12-2004, 12:48 AM   #11
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Sorry you feel this way, but there are others that have also benefitted from reading this, learning from it and also recognizing the fact you should seek professional help when one is experienceing such depression. If a book is that triggering you claim it caused you to attempt suicide I think rather then reading the book as you claim you have been depressed and having suicidal idealities it is best then you call a hotline, and please consider going for professional psychiatric care. I never claimed the books I listed to be cures, and if someone picks it up and reads the Preface and reviews on the covers, one should have enough info at that point if they want to continue to read it. I am sorry it wasn't for you, but again I do not make any claims that the books are cures, and may not be so consoling to some as others.
We all have choices to what we read or watch, I just wanted to share them with others.
I find many posts at the various forums here very triggering, but it is of our choice to read them or pass them, it is also our choice to get professional help or not, naturally I would encourage you or anyone feeling so badly to seek professional help as soon as possible.
Please take care, and if you have any books that you would like to add here, please do, it always is nice when people can share what they have read. . . it can help.
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Old 07-14-2004, 02:04 PM   #12
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No apology, everyone gets different things from what they readd, and that is cool, I just was sorry it trigered you.
I hope you are doing okay, and will get help with this.
Please take care, okay?

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Old 07-19-2004, 09:50 PM   #14
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HI,
I'm new to this and I love this site.. I know I'm going to benefit alot from it.
The book that I read and it's great is called: " The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide" By David J. Miklowitz, Phd

Hope this helps...

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Old 07-20-2004, 03:42 PM   #15
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I got that one too, in my personal "library", I need to get more books to read, except I haven't seen any new ones, but I must say PsychiatryMatters.Md (or whatever you need to type) helps keep me abreast with new findings, etc.
I want to thank yo and any others that can add to this reading list.
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:13 AM   #16
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Anything by Redfield-Jamison is worth reading. I'm not familiar with all of the rest, but it does look a good list.

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Old 08-27-2004, 11:31 AM   #17
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Thanks, yes they are good reading Bipolar Recommended Books -- Worth Reading
I was once a Moody Blues fan, the writing, not just the music was great. I am from an older generation, ha!ha! Well 47 going on 48 in Jan.
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I HAVE read "An Unquiet Mind" and it is excellent. I would definitely recommend that one.
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Hi folks,

I have found anything on Buddhism to be more than a little helpful. Having read loads of self help stuff (usually when I'm in my own low phase) I wanted something that I could study 'on the level' so to speak, that would be relevant whatever condition I was in.

As I am vulnerable to 'scrupulosity' as discussed on another thread, and have had a close call with Catholicism, I have chosen the least doctrinaire branch of Buddhism that I could find.

The book I return to is 'Buddhism without Beliefs' by Stephen Batchelor. The paperback is easily available on Amazon and quite cheap.

A powerful message that comes over in this view of the world is that suffering (dhukka) applies to all living creatures, not just to those of us with diagnoses of specific illness. By tying in my study of this branch of zen with a meditation group that is non denominational, I have a path which is looking hopeful.

I feel that any sort of mental illness is isolating and painfully self focussing, and this practice helps to break that pattern.

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Does this directly relate to Bipolar disorder? I believe the religious type means of help are individual, not all cases can be helped by Buddhism, or any religions, many mental disorders are due to genetics, chemical imbalances of the brain, I haven't seen this changed by religious beliefs, if so the person probably didn't have any mental disorders per say.
I am happy that it works for you, and I suppose many others too, but let's not forget the reality of Bipolar disorder, medication is a need for many patients to achieve stabilization first.
Thanks for sharing your experience(s) with us.
This is a book list for suggested reading that addresses Bipolar disorder as well as this forum, if anyone would like to add to it let me know, I'd like to keep the topic on Bipolar and Bipolar related stuff, that is the topic of this forum, Bipolar disorder.

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