Educational Resources: Bipolar Disorder

Information and Resources

Research and Scholarly Articles

Presentations, Videos, & Teachings

Bipolar Disorder, National Institute of Mental Health:
Information about Bipolar Disorder, including its causes, signs & symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatments.  Includes information about clinical trials and living with someone that has Bipolar Disorder.

Bipolar Disorder on MentalHelp.Net: information and resources on Bipolar Disorder.

Bipolar Disorder, Mayo Clinic: Definition, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Causes, Treatments, etc.

Also, see Mood Disorders Resource Page, MHAP

Poster Sessions, Bipolar Disorders, Special Issue: Abstracts of the Eighth International Conference on Bipolar Disorder, 25-27 June, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Vol. 11, No. s1, p. 14-95

Poster Session: Clinical Diagnosis and Comorbidity, Bipolar Disorders, Vol. 10, No. s1, p. 30-90, Jan. 2008

Rizvi, Sakina and Zaretsky, Ari E. (2007), Psychotherapy Through the Phases of Bipolar Disorder: Evidence for General Efficacy and Differential Effects, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 63, No. 5, p. 491-506.

Schneider, Marguerite Reid et al. (2012), Neuroprogression in Bipolar Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Vol. 14, No. 4, p. 356-374

Bauer, Michael et al. (2012), Treatment Options for Acute Depression in Bipolar Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Special Issue: Balanced Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability Recommendations for the Clinical Management of Bipolar Disorder, Vol. 14, No. s2, p. 37-50

Facing Bipolar Video Series
This 10 part series of YouTube videos on Bipolar Disorder is very helpful in presenting an overview of the disorder, tips for coping and making healthy choices, information on medications and natural supplements and how to find a therapist or psychiatrist, etc.

Joshua Walters "On being just crazy enough" (a TED talk)
Comedian Joshua Walters, who's bipolar, walks the line between mental illness and mental "skillness." In this funny, thought-provoking talk, he asks: What's the right balance between medicating craziness away and riding the manic edge of creativity and drive?

Open.Michigan Education (M2 Curriculum): Psychiatry Curriculum covering a range of topics: psychiatric classification, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality and personality disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, suicide, psychotropic medications, substance abuse, psychotherapy, mental status exam, etc.

Up/Down: Bipolar Disorder Documentary, about 1:23 in length

Bipolar: A Manic Depressive Illness: In this video, six people who have Bipolar Disorder discuss the effect that it has had on their lives and they teach how to manage the condition

5 Types of Bipolar Disorder from Mental Health Guru, the different types of Bipolar Disorder are discussed in under 5 minutes

Human Emotion 17.2: Emotional Disorders II (Depression and Mania), Professor June Gruber, Yale Courses (25.43 in length)


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