This article is from the Bipolar Disorder FAQ, by email@example.com (Barry Campbell) with numerous contributions by others.
Title: Creative Brainstorms: The Relationship Between Madness
Author: Russell R. Monroe, M.D.
Publisher: Irvington Publishers, Inc. 740 Broadway, NY NY 10003
Comments: Robert Lowell and Ernest Hemingway are the main persons the
author uses as examples of artists with manic-depression.
Others are mentioned: Ezra Pound, Mary Lamb, Virginia Woolf.
Title: The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and
Author: Mary Ellen Copeland
Publisher: New Haringer Publications; 1992
Comments: A detailed overview of the history, causes and treatment
of mood disorders. Offers step-by-step, self-help guidance
for taking responsibility for your own wellness; using
charts to track and control your moods; find appropriate
mental health professionals; build a support system,
increase your self-confidence and self-esteem; using
relaxation, diet, exercise and full-spectrum light to
stabilize your moods; and avoid conditions that can
exacerbate you moods swings. "An essential tool to assist
people struggling with depression and mania to gain insight
to actively enter a lifelong journey of healing and
Title: Depression: The Mood Disease
Author: Francis M. Mondimore, M.D.
Publisher/Year: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990
Comments: Contains-- Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment (Mood,
Depression, Bipolar Disorder), Variations, Causes, and Connections,
and Getting Better. From the jacket: "Dr. Mondimore's book reduces
the complexities of this baffling and very common illness to terms
the general reader can understand. Having been treated for
manic-depression for more than ten years and considering myself
something of a lay expert, I was pleasantly surprised at
how much this book increased my own knowledge of the subject."
--Thomas M. Posey, President, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
Title: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric
Publisher/Year: Version IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994
Comments: Lists all mental illnesses and diagnostic criteria and assigns
a coding system. Fascinating reading.
Title: The Emotional Pharmacy
Author: Roberta Morgan
Publisher/Year: Body Press, 1988
Comments: Covers psychological problems treatable with psychoactives as
well as recreationals and their affect on brain chemistry and
Title: The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs
Author: Jack Gorman
Publisher/Year: St. Martin's Press; 1992
Comments: Discussion of psychiatric drugs, info about side effects,
and practical tips, in non-technical language.