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Best Books about Bipolar Disorder

Recommendations from 9 articles, Andrew Jenks, Manisha Thakor.
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An Unquiet Mind
A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Kay Redfield Jamison - 1996-10-01 (first published in 1995)
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The personal memoir of a manic depressive and an authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years and her determined journey through the realm of available treatments....
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The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide
What You and Your Family Need to Know
David J. Miklowitz - 2019-02-21 (first published in 2002)
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Over 275,000 bipolar sufferers and their loved ones have found the crucial information and support they need in this indispensable guide, now in a thoroughly updated third edition. Trusted authority David J. Miklowitz explains the nature and causes of bipolar illness and provides science-based strategies for coping with mood episodes, reducing recu...
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A Bipolar Life
Marya Hornbacher - 2009-04-01 (first published in 2008)
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An astonishing dispatch from inside the belly of bipolar disorder, reflecting major new insightsWhen Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not yet have the piece of shattering knowledge that would finally make sense of the chaos of her life. At age twenty-four, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Typ...
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Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder
Understanding and Helping Your Partner (The New Harbinger Loving Someone Series)
Julie A. Fast, John D. Preston - 2012-01-02 (first published in 2004)
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Maintaining a relationship is hard enough without the added challenges of your partner’s bipolar disorder symptoms. Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder offers information and step-by-step advice for helping your partner manage mood swings and impulsive actions, allowing you to finally focus on enjoying your relationship while also taking time for ...
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Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me
Ellen Forney - 2012-11-06
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Cartoonist Ellen Forney explores the relationship between “crazy” and “creative” in this graphic memoir of her bipolar disorder, woven with stories of famous bipolar artists and writers.Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic and terrified that medications would cause her to lose creativit...
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A Memoir
Terri Cheney - 2009-02-03 (first published in 2008)
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"I didn't tell anyone that I was going to Santa Fe to kill myself."On the outside, Terri Cheney was a highly successful, attractive Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer. But behind her seemingly flawless façade lay a dangerous secret—for the better part of her life Cheney had been battling debilitating bipolar disorder and concealing a pharmacy's wor...
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Manisha Thakor
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Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind
Jaime Lowe - 2017-10-03
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A riveting memoir and a fascinating investigation of the history, uses, and controversies behind lithium, an essential medication for millions of people struggling with bipolar disorder, stemming from Jaime Lowe's sensational 2015 article in The New York Times Magazine "'I Don't Believe in God, but I believe in Lithium': My 20-year struggle with bi...
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I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying
Bassey Ikpi - 2019-08-20
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A deeply personal collection of essays exploring Nigerian-American author Bassey Ikpis experiences navigating Bipolar II and anxiety throughout the course of her life.Bassey Ikpi was born in Nigeria in 1976. Four years later, she and her mother joined her father in Stillwater, Oklahoma a move that would be anxiety ridden for any child, but especial...
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Andrew Jenks
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All the Bright Places
Jennifer Niven - 2016-09-13
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The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning! Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matt...
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Rock Steady
Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life
Ellen Forney - 2018-05-15
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Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life is the eagerly awaited sequel/companion book to Forney’s 2012 best-selling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me. Whereas Marbles was a memoir about her bipolar disorder, Rock Steady turns the focus outward, offering a self-help guide of tips, tricks and tools by someone ...
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Touched with Fire
Kay Redfield Jamison - 1996-10-18
Bipolar Disorder by Francis Mark Mondimore MD
Haldol and Hyacinths by Melody Moezzi
The Up and Down Life by Paul E. Jones, Andrea Thompson