Bipolar Disorder Information

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NIMH • Bipolar Disorder • Complete Publication
NIMH Science News about Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder In Children And Teens” No. 38; Updated July 2004
“Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families” (PDF)
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” -

Bipolar Disorder and 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.

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.

Mental Health Organizations

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
(847) 256-8525

The Center for Mental Health Services

National Alliance on Mental Illness
1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

National Institute of Mental Health

Mental Health America
1-800-969-NMHA (6642)

General information on Psychiatry/Psychology

American Psychiatric Association

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
(202) 966-7300

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health/Medline

International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression


American Association of Suicidology
(202) 237-2280

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
1-888-333-AFSP (2377)

National Hopeline Network
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
(952) 946-7998

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous
(212) 870-3400

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute on Drug Abuse
(301) 443-1124

Further Links of Artists Represented on

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


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).


The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive


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