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Old 04-16-2007, 04:14 PM #41
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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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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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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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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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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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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 "The Up and Down Life" by Paul Jones

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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An Unquiet Mind was really good. How was her new book?


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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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