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6.2 Bipolar Disorder: Books #4


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

6.2 Bipolar Disorder: Books #4

Title: How to Cope with Depression - A Complete Guide for You and Your
Author: J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr. M.D. and Keith Russel Ablow, M.D.
Publisher/Year: Ballantine Books; 1989
ISBN: 0-449-21930-5

Title: Impressive Depressives
Author: Peter Nolan Lawrence
Publisher/Year: 1994
ISBN: 0-95-22806-04
Comments: The author is bipolar, himself. Lawrence cites 75 bipolar
people including Bach, Beethoven, Rossini, JMW Turner, Dumas,
Shelley, Byron, Lincoln, Edison and the author himself. Published
in aid of the (U.K.) Manic Depression Fellowship.

Title: Key to Genius: Manic Depression and the Creative Life
Author: D. Jablow Hershman & Julian Lieb
Publisher/Year: Prometheus, 1988
Comments: A discussion of imagination, manic depression, and a few famous
people of the past as examples.

Title: Listening To Prozac
Author: Peter D. Kramer, M.D.
Publisher/Year: Viking; 1993
ISBN: 0-670-84183-8
Comments: A psychiatrist explores some of the implications of anti-
depressants, and especially of Prozac's unusual effects on
the personality. Kramer also discusses the recent research
on depression, as well as several other issues which seem
linked to depression.

Title: Lithium Encyclopedia for Clinical Practice
Authors: J.W. Jefferson, J.H. Geist, D.L. Ackerman, J.A. Carroll
Publisher/Year: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., Washington, DC
Comments: This book addresses the action of lithium, its interaction
with other drugs, its effects on other conditions, side
effects, and practical advice for use.

Title: The Looney Bin Trip
Author: Kate Millett
Publisher/Year: Simon and Schuster, NY, 1990
ISBN: 0-671-67930-9
Comments: Miller is manic depressive. She writes of her experiences in
mental hospitals in the U.S. and Ireland, and of her life in
setting up a woman's cooperative. Controversial reading.


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