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1.0 Introduction and Acknowledgments to Contributors




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This article is from the Bipolar Disorder FAQ, by barry@webveranda.com (Barry Campbell) with numerous contributions by others.

1.0 Introduction and Acknowledgments to Contributors


The Bipolar Disorder FAQ is based largely on the FAQ from the Usenet newsgroup
alt.support.depression.manic. The alt.support.depression.manic FAQ was
originated and maintained until recently by PsyberNut/Bipolar Bear/Scott
(lsm@crl.com), and this FAQ document contains much of his original work,
essentially unmodified; in particular, the "more complete list of symptoms"
sections are his writing. We gratefully acknowledge our enormous debt to
Scott, and wish him the very best.

Many readers of alt.support.depression.manic (ASDM) and
soc.support.depression.manic (SSDM) have contributed directly and indirectly to
the development of this FAQ; many more have read it and offered comments and
criticism. So have readers and contributors to the PENDULUM mailing list.

A few contributors, in particular, must be singled out for their extraordinary
contributions. Thanks to:

Joy Ikelman (parrot@frii.com), who allowed us to ransack her "Media File," an
excellent resource for finding mood disorder information and references in
print. Joy also completely rewrote and updated the "definitions" section of
the FAQ, based on DSM-IV, and read early drafts, giving many helpful editorial
criticisms along the way.

Millie Niss (millie@gauss.math.brown.edu), for her well-researched
contributions to the Drug Therapy section of the FAQ.

Dr. Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D (psydoc@netcom.com) for his permission to reproduce
the Goldberg Depression and Mania Scales.



 

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