Resources

Bipolar Disorder Information

Bipolar disorder” MayoClinic.com
NIMH • Bipolar Disorder • Complete Publication
NIMH Science News about Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder In Children And Teens” No. 38; Updated July 2004 AACAP.org
“Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families” (PDF) Psychguides.com
The American Journal of Psychiatry - Bipolar Disorder Citations and [Full text] [PDF]
American Psychological Association – "Why We Sing the Blues: The Relation Between Self-Reflective Rumination, Mood, and Creativity." [PDF]
Famous People with Depressive Disorders” - mixednuts.net

Bipolar Disorder and Suicide

Suicide

Studies have shown that 25 to 50 percent of people with bipolar disorder (manic depression) attempt suicide. Thus, early diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder should be considered an urgent matter. So how do you know whether you or someone you know has bipolar disorder? Become familiar with the symptoms, and if symptoms are present, see a medical doctor and a therapist immediately. Do not delay. Bipolar disorder is a very treatable disease. In emergencies call 911 in the United States or the emergency number in your country.
http://www.suicide.org/bipolar-disorder-and-suicide.html.

Schizophrenia and Suicide

Four in ten people who suffer from schizophrenia attempt suicide. One in ten people who suffer from schizophrenia dies by suicide. Thus, the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia should be considered an urgent matter. In emergencies call 911 in the United States or the emergency number in your country. http://www.suicide.org/schizophrenia-and-suicide.html

Mental Health Organizations

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
(847) 256-8525
www.bpkids.org

The Center for Mental Health Services
1-800-789-2647
www.mentalhealth.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness
1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
www.nami.org

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
1-800-826-3632
www.dbsalliance.org

National Institute of Mental Health
1-866-615-6464
www.nimh.nih.gov

Mental Health America
1-800-969-NMHA (6642)
www.nmha.org

General information on Psychiatry/Psychology

American Psychiatric Association
1-888-357-7924
www.psych.org

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
(202) 966-7300
www.aacap.org

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health/Medline
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus

International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression
410-268-0044
www.ifred.org

Suicide

American Association of Suicidology
(202) 237-2280
www.suicidology.org

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
www.afsp.org

National Hopeline Network
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
www.hopeline.com

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
(952) 946-7998
www.save.org

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous
(212) 870-3400
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
www.niaaa.nih.gov

National Institute on Drug Abuse
(301) 443-1124
www.nida.nih.gov


Further Links of Artists Represented on www.BipolarArtists.com

Philippa King's Blog - Loadedbrush
Kyle Reynold's Website


Artists with Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness)

Ralph Barton 1891-1931 - National Portrait Gallery
David Bomberg 1890-1957 - Tate Online - Tate Gallery London, UK
Jackson Pollack 1912-1956 - WebMuseum, Paris
Georgia O'Keeffe 1887-1986 - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Edvard Munch 1863-1944 - WebMuseum, Paris
Paul Gauguin 1848-1903 - WebMuseum, Paris
Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1819 - WebMuseum, Paris
Michelangelo 1475-1564 - WebMuseum, Paris

This is a partial list taken from Kay Jamison's Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament

Books

Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament by Kay Redfield Jamison (The Free Press: Macmillian, Inc., New York, 1993) 1996 reprint: ISBN 0-684-83183-X
Jamison, Kay Redfield. 1995. An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness. New York: Knopf. ISBN 0-330-34651-2
Simon, Lizzie. 2002. Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D. New York: Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-7434-4659-3
Behrman, Andy. 2002. Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania. New York: Random House, 2002. ISBN 0-375-50358-7
Lovelace, David. 2008. Scattershot: My Bipolar Family. New York: Dutton Adult, 2008. ISBN 0-525-95078-8
Kelly, Madeleine Bipolar and the Art of Roller-coaster Riding. Strathbogie: Two Trees Media 2005 ISBN 0-646-44939-7
Earley, Pete. Crazy. 2006. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. ISBN 0-399-15313-6. A father's account of his son's bipolar disorder.
The bipolar disorder survival guide : what you and your family need to know by David Jay Miklowitz New York : Guilford Press, © 2002. 4 Editions ISBN 1572307129 9781572307124 1572305258 9781572305250

The classic work on this subject.

Kraepelin, Emil. 1921. Manic-depressive Insanity and Paranoia ISBN 0-405-07441-7 (English translation of the original German from the earlier eighth edition of Kraepelin's textbook — now outdated, but a work of major historical importance).

Blogs

The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

Videos

60 Minutes - What Killed Rebecca Riley? DVD video; English [New York : CBS Broadcasting, ©2007]
Understanding Bi-Polar Disorder DVD video; English [S.l.] : Information Television Network, ©2006

 

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