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Tough Topics to Discuss

This guide offers resources for topics that may be difficult to discuss. It includes books, ebooks, videos, college resources and community links.

EBooks available to read online:

Fast Facts: Bipolar Disorder

Fast Facts: Bipolar Disorder

Fast Facts: Bipolar Disorder is a highly accessible synopsis of current understanding of, and strategies, for bipolar disorder. Written by two experts, this book describes the diagnosis, etiology and short- and long-term treatment strategies.

The Bipolar II Disorder Workbook

The Bipolar II Disorder Workbook

The Bipolar II Disorder Workbook is designed to help readers manage recurring depression, hypomania, and anxiety associated with bipolar II disorder. This user-friendly self-help workbook draws on evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and other mindfulness-based approaches to help those suffering from bipolar II disorder live more normal lives.

Bipolar Disorder: A guide for mental health professionals, carers, and those who live with itl

Bipolar Disorder: A guide for mental health professionals, carers, and those who live with itl

This practical handbook, written by a mental health nurse and an expert by experience, provides a shared understanding of bipolar disorder and recovery.

Books available at Evelyn S. Field Library

Books on bipolar disorder can be found in the library collection upstairs in the RC516 section.
 
Madness: A Bipolar Life

Madness: A Bipolar Life

At age 24, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type 1 rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form of bipolar disease there is..Hornbacher takes us inside her own desperate attempts to control violently careening mood swings by self-starvation, substance abuse, numbing sex, and self-mutilation. How Hornbacher fights her way up from a madness that all but destroys her, and what it is like to live in a difficult and sometimes beautiful life and marriage, is at the heart of this brave memoir. 

Detour: My Bi-Polar Road Trip in 4D

Detour: My Bi-Polar Road Trip in 4D

In the fall of 1999, this 23-year-old author hit the road on a journey that took her across the United States. Her inspired interviews with other young men and women suffering from manic depression comprise the heart and soul of this remarkable memoir.

When Someone You Love is Bipolar

When Someone You Love is Bipolar

A practical guide for getting through the out-of-control highs and the devastating lows. Learn how to help your spouse come to terms with a bipolar diagnosis, get the most out of treatment, and reduce or prevent future mood episodes.

Bipolar Disorder: A Family Focused Treatment Approach

Bipolar Disorder: A Family Focused Treatment Approach

This book provides practical procedures for helping families understand the nature of bipolar disorder, strengthen their communication skills, solve day-to-day problems, and reduce the risk and severity of relapse. The book incorporates knowledge on the illness and its biological and psychosocial management.