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Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Internet Resources

MedlinePlus: Depression
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/depression.html
MedlinePlus: Bipolar Disorder
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bipolardisorder.html
Developed by the National Library of Medicine specifically for consumers, these sites are a portal for both government-sponsored and privately developed health information for the lay public.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
http://www.dbsalliance.org/
Headquartered in Chicago, this organization offers fact sheets, local support groups throughout the United States and advocacy activities.


Books

Reference Sources

  • Encyclopedia of Depression. Wasmer Andrews L. 2010
  • Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health Care. Lake J, ed. 2007.

The following is available in print at the Health Learning Center or electronically at  http://www.nmh.org/nm/health library virtual library .

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health. Thackery E, ed. 2008.

General Works

  • Diagnosing and treating mental illness: a guide for physicians, nurses, patients and their families. Wylie J. 2010
  • How sadness survived: the evolutionary basis of depression. Keedwell P. 2008
  • Bipolar and Pregnant. Finn K. 2007.
  • Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood’s Most Misunderstood Disorder. Papolos D. 2006.
  • Coping with Depression: From Catch-22 to Hope. Allen JG. 2006.
  • Eating, Drinking, Overthinking: Women’s Destructive Relationship with Food, Alcohol, and Depression and How to Break Free. Nolen-Hoeksema S. 2006.
  • Mental Health Information for Teens. Bellenir K. 2006.
  • Is he depressed or what? What to do when the man you love is irritable, moody, and withdrawn. Wexler, D. 2005.
  • Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families,and Providers. Torrey, E. 2002.

Patient Narratives

  • Madness: a bipolar life. Hornbacher M. 2008
  • Mind race. Jamieson P. 2006.
  • Half-Empty Heart: A Supportive Guide to Breaking Free From Chronic Discontent. Downs A. 2003.
  • Life after Darkness: A Doctor’s Journey Through Severe Depression. Wield C. 2006.
  • Unholy ghost: writers on depression. 2001.
  • The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression. Solomon A. 2001.
  • Too Soon to Say Goodbye. Buchwald A. 2006.
  • Unquiet mind. Jamison, K. 1999.

Videos

  • Depression. 30 min.
  • Chronic Depression. Series of five tapes, each approximately 30 min.
  • When Someone You Love Suffers from Depression. 20 min.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the  Health Learning Center  at 312-926-5465 or HLC@nmh.org.

Last UpdateDecember 13, 2011
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