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Here is a list of some of the books I have read that have been most helpful in understanding and dealing with Bipolar Disorder:

"Moodswing" by Dr. Ronald R. Fieve
* he also has his own website

"Bipolar Disorder" by Dr. Francis Mark Mondimore
A guide for patients and family
A Johns Hopkins Press Health book

"Bipolar Child" by Dr. Demetri Papolos

"Overcoming Depression" by Dr. Demetri Papolos & Janice Papolos

"An Unquiet Mind" by Kay Redfield Jamison

"Touched With Fire" by Kay Redfiled Jamison
Manic Depressive Illness and the Artisitc Temperament

"Night Falls Fast" by Kay Redfield Jamison
Understanding Suicide

"Surviving Manic Depression" by E. Fuller Torrey, M.D
and Michael B. Knable, D.O

"Manic Depressive Illness" by Dr.'s Goodwin & Jamison
Note: this is more of a very technical book and very pricey, but was worth the money and reading.

"Hatherleigh Guide to Psycopharacology"
Note: I found this at Borders Books, but I am sure Amazon or any good book store may have it.

The last 2 books I'll mention are more about the lives, narratives, of the author's life experiences.

"The Noonday Demon" by Andrrew Solomon

"Electroboy" by Andy Behrman


There are so many more, too many to list but check in the Psychology sections at Borders, Waldens, Barnes & Nobles, and also try Amazon.com.
Hope you'll find these good for starters Bipolar Recommended Books -- Worth Reading

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Unquiet Mind was very good. Kay really has a way with words; pulled me in without beating me over the head.

Here's another good one:
Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes
Book by THERESE JOHNSON BORCHARD

Therese is a fascinating woman and a great storyteller; you can learn more about her at her Website
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Also recomended - Living Well With Depression & Bipolar Disorder by John McManamy. He's an extremely well informed patient who runs his own website. Secondly- Bipolar Not So Much by Dr. Chris Aiken & Dr. James Phelps
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Journey of Souls by Michael Newton
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"An Unquiet Mind" by Kay Redfield Jamison just arrived yesterday. Just finished part 1. Totally engrossed, love her writing. Thank you for the amazing recommendation!
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High, Flat, Down And Back Up Again ! (Alain Amzallag)
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i have only read 'an unquiet mind' in my own language and there is no other book that had been translated. i got very tired if english books have too much terminology and literally figurative things
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Something I read recently was "Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life" by Ellen Forney

Really enjoyed it, I like the humor and I'm a big fan of graphic novels
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I’ve seen some other posts about Manic: A Memoir. I know that there’s those who don’t like the book as they consider Terri (the main character) to be too “perfect”, rich, pretty, etc. However, I personally enjoy this book. It’s not one I expect everyone to relate to. But basically Terri is the woman who does have everything and still suffers from this illness. It doesn’t matter how much money, love, sex, or drugs she can get her hands on, it only makes her disorder worse. And at the same time she’s more ignored and her problems are swept under the rug because everyone assumes that if you live the affluent lifestyle that she does then you must have no problems at all. Highly recommend.
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"Two Bipolar Chicks: Guide to Survival"
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