This article is from the Bipolar Disorder FAQ, by email@example.com (Barry Campbell) with numerous contributions by others.
Title: Lost Puritan: A Life of Robert Lowell
Author: Paul Mariani
Publisher/Year: W.W. Norton & Co., NY, 1994
Comments: A very readable biography of Robert Lowell, poet, using
hundreds of Lowell's unpublished manuscripts and letters, and
dozens of interviews. Fully covers Lowell's manic depressive
episodes and how they affected his life. Also gives a window
into treatment of manic depression in the 1950s and 60s.
Title: Manic Depression: Illness or Awakening
Author: Robert E. Kelly
Publisher/Year: Knowledge Unlimited Publishers, 1995
Title: Manic-Depressive Illness
Author: Fredrick K. Goodwin, M.D., & Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.
Publisher/Year: Oxford; 1990
Comments: This is THE medical textbook for manic depression. It is
technical, but excellent. Highly recommended.
Title: Medicine and Mental Illness; the Use of Drugs in Psychiatry
Authors: Marvin E. Lickey and Barbara Gordon
Publisher/Year: W.H. Freeman & Co., NY, 1991
ISBN: 0-7167-2196-1 (soft)
Comments: Provides an overview of drug therapies for varying forms
of mental illness.
Title: Mind, Mood, and Medicine: A Guide to the New Biopsychiatry
Author: Paul H. Wender, and Donald F. Klein
Publisher/Year: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, Pub., 1981
Comments: Non-technical, goes into the biological bases of psychiatric
illnesses, and also treatments (as of 1981).
Author: Ronald Fieve
Publisher/Year: Bantam Books, 1989 (Revised)
Comments: A "classic." Contains information and anecdotal stories about
depressives and manic depressives; by the individual who spearheaded