Further reading about bipolar disorder
To learn more about bipolar disorder, the following books provide useful information and inspirational stories:
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness (Kay Redfield Jamison, Knopf, 1997)
An internationally renowned authority on bipolar disorder, the author reveals her own struggle with the illness since adolescence and how it has affected her life.
Dealing with Depression: A Commonsense Guide to Mood Disorders (Gordon Parker, Allen & Unwin, 2004)
The various types of depression and their treatment are discussed in Dealing with Depression, providing help for sufferers of depression and their friends and family.
The Happiness Trap (Dr Russ Harris, Exisle Publishing Limited, 2007)
Based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) principles, The Happiness Trap questions our notions of happiness and helps develop self-awareness in order to transform painful thoughts and their impact on our lives.
Mastering Bipolar Disorder: An Insider's Guide to Managing Mood Swings and Finding Balance (edited by Kerrie Eyers and Gordon Parker, Allen & Unwin, 2008)
These first-hand accounts from people with bipolar disorder inform, inspire and assist in controlling and managing the disorder. The book also highlights the importance of developing personal strategies and an effective support network.
If you would like to learn more about current research into bipolar disorder and its treatment, the following websites provide information on the latest guidelines, analysis and studies: