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Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder“I was caught in a whirl of racing, obsessive thoughts, which is how many people describe their bouts of mania. Instead of noticing my baby girl’s sweet scent or feeling her rose-petal soft skin, all I could think was, I must write this idea down, ...

Book Review: Mental Illness Is an Asshole: And Other Observations Book Review: Mental Illness Is an Asshole: And Other Observations“In a world where friends are assholes, parents are assholes, even adorable, little three-year-olds are assholes, there is no reason that psychological disorders get a pass,” writes Gabe Howard. Howard, who hosts The Psych Central Show podcast and writes for Psych Central on the topics of ...

Book Review: The Disordered Mind Book Review: The Disordered Mind“Self-awareness leads us to question who we are and why we exist,” writes Eric R. Kandel. Seeking answers to questions like this is what makes us human, but how do we explain how our consciousness arises from the physical matter that is our brain? In his new ...

Book Review: Owning Bipolar Book Review: Owning BipolarThe subtitle of Michael Pipich’s new book, Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can Take Control of Bipolar Disorder, should be enough for those with bipolar disorder and their family members to want to pick up this book and embrace it. Bipolar disorder takes away ...

Book Review: Blinded by Hope Book Review: Blinded by HopeThe words, “You’ve suffered no hardship,” ring in Meg McGuire’s ears as she watches her forty-three year old son receive a sentence to four years in prison. It is then that she realizes there are some things a mother’s love simply cannot overcome, and mental illness is ...

Book Review: Welcome to the Jungle Book Review: Welcome to the JungleImagine that you just found out you had bipolar disorder. How might you feel? An unexpected diagnosis often throws us for a loop. As we incorporate this new information about ourselves, we might experience fear, confusion and even denial about what our diagnosis means for our ...

Book Review: It's Not Your Journey Book Review: It's Not Your JourneyA memoir, by nature, is an essay on a learned subject or an account written from personal knowledge. Most memoirs are picked up and read to understand a person, their story, and their internal motivations. In the case of It’s Not Your Journey, by Rebecca ...

Book Review: Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders Book Review: Spectrum Approach to Mood DisordersA decade ago, the director of the Harvard-associated mood disorders clinic suggested that rather than asking, “Does this patient have Bipolar Disorder or not?” we should be asking, “How bipolar is he?” In James Phelps’s comprehensively researched and engaging book, A Spectrum Approach to Mood ...

Book Review: A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders Book Review: A Spectrum Approach to Mood DisordersJames Phelps’ new book, A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders: Not Fully Bipolar But Not Unipolar—Practical Management, is written for professionals, not laymen. I have some familiarity with bipolar disorder and its causes, symptoms, and treatments. However, I am not a professional and this book ...

Book Review: Mom, Mania, & Me Book Review: Mom, Mania, & MeJust how is a child cope when her mother goes off the handle in fits of rage, often leaving painful welts on her arms and legs, only to, days later, dress her up, buy her new clothes and take her to the theater? How is ...

Book Review: A Different Kind of Same: A Memoir Book Review: A Different Kind of Same: A MemoirThe loss of a sibling can be a life-altering experience. Not only will the event bring up questions regarding an individual’s mortality, but depending on the circumstances, the death can be preemptive to spiritual awakenings, deeper personal awareness, or dramatic life changes. When the death ...

Book Review: Icarus Redeemed: A Schizoaffective Story Book Review: Icarus Redeemed: A Schizoaffective StoryWhat does it mean to be in the throes of a manic episode? To succumb to paranoia and delusion? For those of us outside of that experience, it can be difficult to understand the lives of those dealing with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In Icarus Redeemed, ...

Book Review: When Someone You Know Has Depression  Book Review: When Someone You Know Has Depression We all want to help and support the people we care about in our lives — whether they’re friends, family members, or significant others. After all, they do the same for us. When one of those people is dealing with a mood disorder, however, it’s ...

Book Review: What Men Should Know About Women Book Review: What Men Should Know About WomenFrom William Shakespeare to John Dunn, poetry has a unique ability to tug on the heart strings, stir emotions, convey deeper meanings, and even transport the reader to another time and place. In the case of Erica M. Loberg’s work What Men Should Know About ...

Warrior: The Bipolar Battle Warrior: The Bipolar BattleWarrior: The Bipolar Battle, a self-published memoir by K. S. Ram, details his plight with mental illness and quest for healing. Though the premise itself is intriguing, it’s a rather burdensome read. The beginning pages introduce us to Ram’s debilitating symptoms. He struggles with social anxiety and extreme ...

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Grohol, J. (2019). Bipolar Disorder Book Reviews. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 18, 2019, from https://psychcentralreviews.com/bipolar-disorder-book-reviews/
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