Books

Books on mood disorders can be informational, self-help guides or first-person accounts. Books written for clinicians and researchers are also listed here.

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: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World

The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed.

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.

Mind Race: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Bipolar Disorder

Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 1 edition (August 15, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0195309057
ISBN-13: 978-0195309058

From the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative series, Mind Race is written from a teenager's perspective on what it is like to be bipolar.

Conquering the Beast Within

Conquering the Beast Within: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Bipolar Disorder
by Cait Irwin
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press; First Paperback Edition edition (September 8, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0812932471
ISBN-13: 978-0812932478

The story of a young teenager's battle with depression

Recovering from Depression: A Workbook for Teens

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Pub Co; Revised edition (March 31, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1557665923
ISBN-13: 978-1557665928

From amazon: "Interactive workbook, for teens, explores ways to deal with suicidal thoughts, change negative behaviors, reach out to friends and family, reduce stress, avoid substance abuse, solve problems, recognize triggers of depression, and focus on dreams and goals. Includes tips, brain-storming activities, checklists, and more."

When Nothing Matters Any More: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens

When Nothing Matters Any More: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens
Author: Bev Cobain
Reading level: Ages 13 and up
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing; Revised & Updated Edition edition (March 20, 2007)
ISBN-10: 1575422352
ISBN-13: 978-1575422350

A cousin of Kurt Cobain wrote this book as a way of dealing with his death, and to reach out to teens with hope.

Intense Minds: Through the Eyes of Young People with Bipolar Disorder

Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: BPChildren (August 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981739644
ISBN-13: 978-0981739649

Tracy Anglada, the founder of BPChildren, wrote this book on pediatric bipolar disorder with potential social workers and counselors in mind.

Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Washington Square Press (June 17, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0743446607
ASIN: B00164GEQI

Book Description (from amazon)

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