Adult Patients

Please see the main category "Patients and Family Members" for our top recommendations for general information on bipolar disorder.

Hope Says...

HOPE SAYS...

I Hate Myself: Hope says You Are Loved
I Don't Matter: Hope says You Have A Purpose
I Don't Fit In: Hope says You Belong
I Want To Give Up: Hope says You Have A Choice
I Feel Useless: Hope says You Are Needed

Hope says We Can't Imagine Life Without You!

Video on Bipolar Disorder with Dr. Miklowitz

A message from David J. Miklowitz, PhD — Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Semel Institute

The Role Of Faith Communities For The Mental Health Community

This is a video with Dr. David Miklowitz talking about the role of faith communities for the mental health community.

Clinician's Guide to Bipolar Disorder

This much-needed volume gives clinicians essential strategies for managing the complexities of bipolar disorder and tailoring treatment to each patient's changing needs. Highly readable, accessible, and pragmatic, the book provides expert guidance on critically important treatment questions. It addresses which medications to try and at what dosages, what psychosocial interventions are most helpful at different phases of the illness, how to continually monitor and fine-tune treatment to keep patients functioning well, and how to involve family members productively.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for perinatal women with depression or bipolar spectrum disorder.

This study examined rates of mood improvement in 39 women who were perinatal (pregnant, postpartum, or planning pregnancy) and who had a lifetime history of major depression or bipolar disorder. The women participated in an 8-week course of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), a group treatment focused on meditation practices. Participants with major depressive disorder (n = 27) reported improvements in depression from before to after the 8-week treatment, with no further mood deterioration by 6 months.

WebMD

WebMD offers excellent general information about bipolar disorder and is easy to search and navigate.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression

From Guilford Press:

This bestselling work, now in a new edition, has introduced tens of thousands of clinicians to mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression (MBCT), an eight-week program with proven effectiveness. Step by step, the authors explain the "whys" and "how-tos" of conducting mindfulness practices and cognitive interventions that have been shown to bolster recovery from depression and prevent relapse.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is to protect and advance the rights of adults and children who have mental disabilities. The Bazelon Center envisions an America where people who have mental illnesses or developmental disabilities exercise their own life choices and have access to the resources that enable them to participate fully in their communities.

Pages