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Reading About Bipolar Bisorder

Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America (2003). The Presidents New Freedom Commission on Mental Health.

Beyond Bipolar: 7 Steps to Wellness (2008),Jane Mountain, MD. This book is about the Street Knowledge of living with bipolar disorder on a daily basis. It focuses on you getting well.

Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Therapy Approach
(2002), Cory F. Newman, Robert L Leahy, Aaron T. Beck, Noreen A. Reilly-Harrington and Laszlo Gyulai. A textbook for therapists.

Bipolar Disorder: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach (1997), David Miklowitz and Michael J. Goldstein. Written for clinicians: includes rationale for therapy approach and description of techniques with handouts to use in therapy sessions. FFT is an evidence based psychotherapy for bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families (1999), Francis Mark Mondimore, MD. An excellent book that covers all the bases, historical and clinical about bipolar disorder. Advanced reading level.

Bipolar Disorder: Insights for Recovery (2003), Jane Mountain, MD. Written especially for those with bipolar disorder and their family members. A basic, easy to read book with essential information.

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide (2002), David J. Miklowitz, PhD. Written for individuals and families challenged by bipolar.

Bipolar Disorders: A Guide to Helping Children & Adults (2000), Mizi Walz.

Clinicians Guidebook: Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral HealthCare (2004). This is the work of the BHI Bipolar Think Tank. Written for clinicians, it is easy to understand for all. It includes guidelines for diagnosing bipolar disorder and a review of the three evidence based psychotherapies for bipolar disorder. A toolbox of screening and assessment tools is included. Download for free from Go to Mental Health Education, then to visit their bipolar toolbox.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder (1996), Monica Ramirez Basco and A. John Rush. This is a textbook for clinicians. CBT is an evidence based psychotherapy for bipolar disorder.

The Hypomania Handbook: The Challenge of Elevated Mood (2007), Christopher M Doran

Living Well With Depression And Bipolar Disorder: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need To Know (2006), John McManamy. This is a must-read for those with bipolar disorder and their family members. Mr McManamy is the publisher of the award-winning McMan's Depression an Bipolar Weekly and His book is comprehensive and well written.

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General (1999), Department of Health and Human Services. Also subsequent reports on mental health. This can be found on the internet and downloaded for free or ordered from any U.S. Government Printing Office. Describing the broad spectrum of mental health and its effect on public health in general. A must-read for those who want to learn basic knowledge about the state of mental health in America.

Prescribing Mental Health Medication: The Practitioners Guide (2003), Christopher M. Doran, MD. Different from most medication guides in that it contains clinical tips and talking points to use with patients and tips for those in primary care.

Treating Bipolar Disorder: A Clinicians Guide to Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (2005), Elen Frank. Written for clinicians, this book is a valuable resource for understanding the personal impact of bipolar disorder and finding interventions for daily living. IPSRT is an evidence based psychotherapy for bipolar disorder.

What Goes Up_Surviving the Manic Episode of a Loved One (2005), Judy Eron. Written to encourage those living with mania affecting someone loved, this book is a beautiful love story that brings understanding of a destructive life experience with mania.




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