Resources, Readings, and Support

Information for Providers

Community providers are especially encouraged to refer patients with bipolar disorders for possible study inclusion. Eligible patients receive the extra support and benefits of study participation and referring providers receive the extra assistance of the Bipolar Disorders Clinic in evaluating and managing their bipolar patients.

Patients partipating in pharmaceutical company sponsored clinical trials are eligible for free medication, hospitalization (for inpatient studies), and medication monitoring for the duration of the study, which varies from a few weeks to 18 months. These patients may continue to see their current provider for supportive therapy and return to their regular psychiatrist at the end of the study.

Consultations include review of medical records, extended interview with the patient, a comprehensive written report and treatment recommendations. The report and treatment recommendations are typically faxed to the referring provider within 48 hours.

Medical records may be faxed directly to the Clinic at (650) 723-2507.

Suggested Readings

Bipolar Disorders: Memoirs

(Available from DBSA (800) 826-3632 or )

  • An Unquiet Mind, A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • A Brillant Madness by Patty Duke

Bipolar Disorders: Family Memoirs

  • The Years of Silence Are Past by Stephen Hinshaw
  • His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina by Danielle Steel


  • The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression by Andrew Solomon
  • Darkness Visible by William Styron

Bipolar Disorders: Clinical

  • Surviving Manic Depression by E. Fuller Torrey and Michael B. Knable
  • The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide by David J. Miklowitz
  • Expert Consensus Treatment Guidelines for Bipolar Disorder: Guide for Patients and Families
  • Manic Depressive Illness by Frederick K. Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Manic Depression and Creativity by D. Jablow Hershman
  • Touched with Fire by Kay Redfield Jamison

Support & Resources

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