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Bipolar and Depressions

The Bipolar Child
Demitri Papolos Books
This book balances scientific and clinical knowledge with moving personal accounts of experiences of real families. It is a wellorganized, practical and authoritative book that will answer parents' tremendous number of questions and help them find hope.

Carrie Fisher: Her Battle With BIPOLAR DISORDER
Psychology Today Journals/Newsletters
A cover story on Bipolar Disorder.

Eternal High: A Teenager’s Experience with Depression and Suicide that will Change Your Life
(DVD)

Bryce Mackie DVDs
Meet 17-year-old Bryce Mackie, a filmmaker who captured his true-life battle with depression and suicide in an award winning short film. At the time he made the film, Bryce was unaware he was suffering from depression. Eternal High includes this film and a speech he gave to his school after receiving treatment. He describes his experience with depression, thoughts of suicide, self-injury, anxiety, self-medication/substance abuse, and his treatment.

Hearing Equals Behavior
Guy Berard Books
The author suggests that even minute distortions and irregularities in hearing can affect how a person acts. He offers treatments for dyslexia, depression, autism, hyperacusis, tinnitus, and stuttering using altered sounds to retrain the hearing. Berard claims a 93 percent cure rate for depression within a 10-day course of treatment.

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
Kay R. Jamison Books
Weaving together a psychological and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays about individual suicides, Dr. Jamison brings not only her compassion and literary skill but all of her knowledge, research and clinical experience to bear on this devastating problem. In tracing the network of reasons underlying suicide, she brings us the critical biological and psychological factors that interact to cause suicide and the powerful treatments available from modern medicine.

Storm in my Brain, The: Kids and Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder and Depression)
CABF and DBSA Non-Return Items
This non-return booklet, produced by the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, is beautifully illustrated by kids ages 6 to 18. It offers a practical and insightful look into mood disorders, answering the questions both kids suffering from one and their parents might ask. It contains phone numbers and web sites.

When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens
Bev Cobain Children's Books
This book, by a cousin of rock star Curt Cobain, is her way of making sense of his suicide and reaching out to teens who are sad, discouraged, or depressed. Part 1 describes the causes and types of depression and the connection between depression, suicide, and drug and alcohol abuse. Part 2 discusses different kinds of professional treatment and how to stay healthy. Throughout the book are personal stories from teens who have dealt with depression, survival tips that can help you now and for the rest of your life, and resources for more information, advice, and support.

Why Isn't Johnny Crying?: Coping with Depression in Children
Donald H. Jr. McKnew Books
The authors have identified and classified the problems associated with depression in young people and have outlined approaches to help treat and relieve even hopeless feelings.

New Hope for Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder
Boris Birmaher Books
This guidebook for parents addresses such areas as assessment, causes, biological treatments, psychological treatments, coexisting psychological disorders, recognizing and responding to suicidal behavior, managing your child’s behavior problems, solving your child’s academic problems, and handling health insurance.

Raising a Moody Child: How to Cope with Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Mary and Jill Arnold Fristad Books
Bipolar illness and depression can derail a child’s normal development at any age. With sage advice to parents (and kids) that “it’s not your fault, but it’s your challenge,” the authors provide a roadmap and a toolkit of strategies for families facing these complicated, heritable, and treatable medical disorders.

 
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