How does one find good therapists, psychiatrists, or school counselors? What books should I read about bipolar disorder? What are some good informational websites? And what do all these strange psychiatric terms mean?

Despite the greater access to information about mental health available on the web, many persons with bipolar disorder and their family members cannot find needed services. This is because all of this information is in different places. In this section, we bring together much of the information you’ll need to learn to cope with bipolar disorder in yourself or a loved one. To start, we offer a “Glossary of Terms” that provides definitions of the more difficult concepts you’ll run across.

Founded in 1975, the Lithium Information Center is a resource for information on lithium treatment of bipolar disorders and on other medical and biological applications of lithium. Currently the Center has more than 44,000 references on file. Information is readily available on all aspects of the biomedical uses of lithium including:

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An archive of articles on bipolar disorder

Type: Articles, Web Sites   Category: Adult Patients
Author: David J. Miklowitz, PhD  

"For Women Only, What You Need to Know about Bipolar Disorder and Your Health," Chapter 12 of
The Bipolar Survival Guide, 2nd edition.

Paperback: 342 pages
Publisher: The Guilford Press; Second Edition edition (December 15, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1606235427
ISBN-13: 978-1606235423

Type: Books   Category: For Women and Girls Only
Author: William Styron  

Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Modern Library (January 23, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0679643524
ISBN-13: 978-0679643524
“A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression. Styron is perhaps the first writer to convey the full terror of depression's psychic landscape, as well as the illuminating path to recovery.”

Type: Books   Category: Adult Patients
Author: Andrew Solomon  

Paperback: 576 pages
Publisher: Scribner; 1st Touchstone edition (March 26, 2002)
ISBN-10: 0684854678
ISBN-13: 978-0684854670

Type: Books   Category: Adult Patients
Author: Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn  

Paperback: 273 pages
Publisher: The Guilford Press; First Printing edition (June 2, 2007)
ISBN-10: 1593851286
ISBN-13: 978-1593851286

Type: Books   Category: Adult Patients, Clinicians
Author: Timothy E Wilens MD  

Paperback: 325 pages
Publisher: The Guilford Press; Third Edition edition (September 2, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1593858426
ISBN-13: 978-1593858421

Author: Francis Mark Mondimore  

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; 2nd edition (February 9, 2006)
ISBN-10: 0801883148
ISBN-13: 978-0801883149
Reading level: Ages 18 and up

Type: Books   Category: Adult Patients
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison  

Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage; 1 edition (October 10, 2000)
ISBN-10: 0375701478
ISBN-13: 978-0375701474

From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five.

Type: Books   Category: Adult Patients