Recommended Books

As many of you can relate we can’t always read but when we do these are the books on the subject of bipolar that we would recommend. This is for people with the diagnosis mainly. If your a person effected by another’s diagnosis check out our section just for support people.


The Disordered Mind

In his seminal new book, The Disordered Mind, Kandel draws on a lifetime of pathbreaking research and the work of many other leading neuroscientists to take us on an unusual tour of the brain. He confronts one of the most difficult questions we face: How does our mind, our individual sense of self, emerge from the physical matter of the brain? The brain’s 86 billion neurons communicate with one another through very precise connections. But sometimes those connections are disrupted. The brain processes that give rise to our mind can become disordered, resulting in diseases such as autism, depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder. While these disruptions bring great suffering, they can also reveal the mysteries of how the brain produces our most fundamental experiences and capabilities—the very nature of what it means to be human. Studies of autism illuminate the neurological foundations of our social instincts; research into depression offers important insights on emotions and the integrity of the self; and paradigm-shifting work on addiction has led to a new understanding of the relationship between pleasure and willpower.


The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook – Bipolar Disorder

This workbook is a collaborative effort from three esteemed authors, offers straightforward, step-by-step exercises for learning these concepts and putting them to work for real and lasting change. Start by working on the introductory exercises and, after making progress, move on to the advanced-skills chapters. Whether you are a professional or a general reader, whether you use this book to support work done in therapy or as the basis for self-help, you’ll benefit from this clear and practical guide to better managing your emotions.


This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

https://books.google.ca/books/about/The_Dialectical_Behavior_Therapy_Skills.html?id=tUSfbYOeHeEC&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button&redir_esc=y

Care Of The Soul

A Guide For Cultivating Depth And Sacredness In Everyday Life

Readers are presented with a revolutionary approach to thinking about daily life—everyday activities, events, problems and creative opportunities—and a therapeutic lifestyle is proposed that focuses on looking more deeply into emotional problems and learning how to sense sacredness in even ordinary things.

Basing his writing on the ancient model of “care of the soul”—which provided a religious context for viewing the everyday events of life—Moore brings “care of the soul” into the 21st century. Promising to deepen and broaden the reader’s perspective on his or her own life experiences, Moore draws on his own life as a therapist practicing “care of the soul,” as well as his studies of the world’s religions and his work in music and art, to create this inspirational guide that examines the connections between spirituality and the problems of individuals and society.
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An Unquiet Mind

Kay Redfield Jamison is an accomplished woman with academic credentials and a professor of psychiatry at the prestigious John Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her bestselling memoir is a raw and honest story of her own battles with bipolar, a diagnosis that came after she joined the UCLA faculty as an assistant professor of psychiatry and her own resistance to treatment.

We recommend this book to those who like a clinical view as well as those who struggle with their “ups”.