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Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate Collection

Our list of some of the best Bipolar books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Third Edition: What You and Your Family Need to Know (2019)

Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate CollectionBipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge–but it doesn't have to rule your life. Find the science-based information you need in the revised third edition of this indispensable guide. Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz shares proven strategies for managing your illness or supporting a loved one with the disorder. Learn specific steps to cope with mood episodes, reduce recurrences, avoid misdiagnosis, get the most out of treatment, resolve family conflicts, and make lifestyle changes to stay well. Updated throughout, the third edition has a new chapter on kids and teens; the latest facts on…
Author(s): David J. Miklowitz

2. The Bipolar Workbook, Second Edition: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings (2015)

Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate CollectionBipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge, but it doesn't have to rule your life. Join the many tens of thousands of readers who have used the science-based tools in this book to achieve greater balance and get the most out of treatment. Leading expert Dr. Monica Ramirez Basco helps you understand the nature of bipolar illness and recognize the early warning signs of mood swings. Step-by-step exercises (you can download and print additional copies of the forms as needed) give you greater insight into your own triggers, vulnerabilities, and strengths. Dr. Basco guides you to build the particular skills you need to withstand the seductive…
Author(s): Monica Ramirez Basco

3. Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner (The New Harbinger Loving Someone Series) (2012)

Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate CollectionMaintaining a relationship is hard enough without the added challenges of your partner’s bipolar disorder symptoms. Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder offers information and step-by-step advice for helping your partner manage mood swings and impulsive actions, allowing you to finally focus on enjoying your relationship while also taking time for yourself. This book explains the symptoms of your partner’s disorder and offers strategies for preventing them and responding to these symptoms when they do occur. This updated edition includes a new section about the…
Author(s): Julie A. Fast, John D. Preston

4. The Bipolar II Disorder Workbook: Managing Recurring Depression, Hypomania, and Anxiety (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2014)

Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate CollectionMost people have heard of bipolar disorder, a mental health condition that is marked by manic episodes and periods of intense depression. Bipolar II disorder differs from bipolar I in that sufferers may never experience a full manic episode, although they may experience periods of high energy and impulsiveness (hypomania), as well as depression and anxiety. If you have been diagnosed with bipolar II, or even if you think that you may have this disorder, you may be frightened by the highs and lows of your intense emotions. Fortunately, there are proven-effective…
Author(s): Stephanie McMurrich Roberts, Louisa Grandin Sylvia, et al.

5. Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder: A 4-Step Plan for You and Your Loved Ones to Manage the Illness and Create Lasting Stability (2006)

Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe authors offer those with Bipolar Disorder a four-step plan towards managing the illness and creating lasting stability. #30,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #44 in Nervous System Diseases (Books) #27 in Bipolar Disorder (Books) #92 in Depression (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Julie A Fast, John Preston

6. Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) (2014)

Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate CollectionCompassionate and comprehensive, Dr. Francis Mondimore’s pathbreaking guide has helped thousands of people and their loved ones cope with bipolar disorder. Now in its third edition, Bipolar Disorder has been thoroughly updated with new information about the causes of the disorder, tools for diagnosis, and advances in treatment. Dr. Mondimore surveys new medications for treating bipolar disorder, including asenapine, iloperidone, paliperidone, lurasidone, and oxcarbazepine, exploring the benefits and potential side effects of each. He also reviews the scientific studies that back up claims for recommended nutritional supplements, such as…
Author(s): Mondimore MD, Francis Mark

7. Mindfulness for Bipolar Disorder: How Mindfulness and Neuroscience Can Help You Manage Your Bipolar Symptoms (2015)

Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn Mindfulness for Bipolar Disorder, psychiatrist and neuroscientist William R. Marchand provides an innovative,breakthrough program based in neuroscience and mindfulness practices to help you find relief from your bipolar symptoms.If you have bipolar disorder, you may experience feelings of mania or high energy, followed by periods of depression and sadness. These unusual shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels can make it extremely difficult to carry out day-to-day tasks―and ultimately reach your goals. Finding balance may be a daily struggle, even…
Author(s): Marchand MD, William R.

8. Bipolar Disorder For Dummies (2015)

Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhen you or a loved one is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it can be a time of fear and worry. Bipolar Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3rd Edition is a reassuring guide that sorts out the differences between bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymic disorder; explains the biology behind the illness; and covers the latest medications, therapies, and self-help techniques to ease and eliminate symptoms, function in times of crisis, and plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes. This latest edition includes coverage of the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental…
Author(s): Candida Fink, Joe Kraynak

9. An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness (1997)

Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate CollectionWITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHORIn her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness.Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients, as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide.Here Jamison examines bipolar illness from the dual…
Author(s): Kay Redfield Jamison

10. OMG That’s Me!: Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and More… (2017)

Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhat started out as a couple of blog posts blossomed into a following of over 400,000 people—who have all read and been touched by Mowry’s stories. The most extraordinary thing he found when writing about his experiences is that the most common comment about his work is “OMG that’s me. You are telling my story. I don’t feel so alone now.”Living with mental illness is hard, but it’s especially difficult when dealing with more than one condition at the same time. Many books about coping with mental illness focus on one disorder, such as anxiety, panic attacks, or depression. Because Dave Mowry didn’t see any…
Author(s): Dave Mowry

11. Madness: A Bipolar Life (2009)

Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate CollectionAn astonishing dispatch from inside the belly of bipolar disorder, reflecting major new insightsWhen Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not yet have the piece of shattering knowledge that would finally make sense of the chaos of her life. At age twenty-four, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type I rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form of bipolar disorder.In Madness, in her trademark wry and utterly self-revealing voice, Hornbacher tells her new story. Through scenes of astonishing visceral and emotional power, she takes us inside her own desperate…
Author(s): Marya Hornbacher

12. My Anchor Holds Within the Veil: Bipolar Disorder and God’s Providence (2018)

Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate CollectionMicah Yarborough was pursuing a graduate degree in counseling psychology when he had a severe manic episode that disrupted his education and his life, and heralded seven years of chaos. Over time God used his training as a therapist, his experience as a researcher studying serious mental illnesses and recovery, and his marriage to a gifted psychologist to do what he thought was impossible: Help him get well and stay well. My Anchor Holds Within the Veil describes the strategies Micah has used to achieve and maintain wellness for more than seven years. This is a story of love and loss, of suffering and…
Author(s): Micah T. Yarborough, Bobbi Jo H. Yarborough

13. When Someone You Love Is Bipolar: Help and Support for You and Your Partner (2009)

Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhen bipolar disorder afflicts the person you love, you suffer too. How have other couples learned to manage the relationship strains caused by this illness? What can you do to provide your partner with truly helpful nurturance and support? No one cares more deeply about these questions than Dr. Cynthia Last, a highly regarded therapist/researcher who also has bipolar disorder. Sharing stories and solutions from her own experience and the couples she has treated, Dr. Last offers heartfelt, practical guidance for getting through the out-of-control highs and the devastating…
Author(s): Cynthia G. Last

Best Bipolar Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some bipolar books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Imagery-Based Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar Disorder and Mood Instability

Author(s): Emily A. Holmes; Susie A. Hales; Kerry Young; Martina Di Simplicio; Gillian Butler; Guy Goodwin
Publisher: The Guilford Press, Year: 2019, Size: 15 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2377373

The Return of Bipolarity in World Politics: China, the United States, and Geostructural Realism

Author(s): Øystein Tunsjø
Publisher: Columbia University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2363104

Bipolar Disorder in Older Age Patients

Author(s): Susan W. Lehmann, Brent P. Forester (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1676386

The Treatment of Bipolar Disorder : Integrative Clinical Strategies and Future Directions

Author(s): Andre F. Carvalho, Eduard Vieta
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1680534

Bipolar, Not So Much: Understanding Your Mood Swings and Depression

Author(s): Chris Aiken; James Phelps
Publisher: W. W. Norton Company, Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2348190

Bipolar Depression: Molecular Neurobiology, Clinical Diagnosis, and Pharmacotherapy

Author(s): Carlos A. Zarate Jr., Husseini K. Manji (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1625109

Transcending the Cold War: Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970-1990

Author(s): Kristina Spohr, David Reynolds (eds.)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1641293

Transcending the Cold War : summits, statecraft, and the dissolution of bipolarity in Europe, 1970--1990

Author(s): Reynolds, David; Spohr, Kristina
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1680562

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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