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Self-Help Books For Bipolar Disorder: Part I


Are you suffering from the daily struggles from Bipolar Disorder?  Are you looking for a self-help book to help you learn techniques to overcome these struggles?  If so, continue reading this article to find out about which self-help books to use for Bipolar Disorder.

Bipolar 101

According to, the first self-help book for those struggling with Bipolar Disorder to use is called Bipolar 101.  According to, the following can be noted about this book:

Following the diagnosis of bipolar disorder, you desire straightforward advice. Bipolar 101 is a clear-cut self-help guidebook to understanding bipolar disorder. It provides necessary information which will help you control your symptoms and live a better life. Authored by both a psychologist and a mental health expert who has bipolar disorder herself, this pocket guide offers ten simple–yet not always easy–essential steps readers need to take to deal with this serious and challenging condition. 2009, New Harbinger

The Bipolar Child

According to, the second book that anyone struggling with Bipolar Disorder can use is called The Bipolar Child.  According to, the following information can be stated about this book:

For any caregiver experiencing life with a bipolar child, this self-help book will be an indispensable guide. Drawing upon recent advances in the fields of neuroscience and genetics the authors explain what is known and not known about the illness. They comprehensively explain the diagnosis, tell how to find good treatment and medications, and advise parents about ways to advocate effectively for their children at school. Also included is information about Individual Education Plans for a bipolar child. 2007, Three Rivers Press, 3rd Edition

The Bipolar Survival Guide

In addition, according to, the third book that can be used for those struggling with Bipolar Disorder is called The Bipolar Survival Guide.  According to, the following can be noted about this book:

This self-help book is designed to help readers recognize the early signs of bipolar disorder and to find proper medication and treatment. It is a helpful tool for both patients and families and offers practical information about dealing with mood swings. 2010, Guilford Press, 2nd Edition


To end this article, three books have been noted that can be used as self-help books for those who are struggling with Bipolar Disorder.  They include Bipolar 101, The Bipolar Child, in addition to The Bipolar Survival Guide.  Continue using these three self-help books to aide you.

Self-Help Books For Bipolar Disorder: Part I

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!

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Walters, L. (2017). Self-Help Books For Bipolar Disorder: Part I. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 4, 2020, from


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