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Melancholy, Mania & Miracles: My Journey With Bipolar Disorder

By Shelley Thody
Reviewed by Gwen Nicodemus
Learn more about the book, Melancholy, Mania & Miracles: My Journey With Bipolar Disorder

I picked up this book because I have bipolar disorder and I wondered how similar or different her story is to mine. Shortly after the book came in the mail, I had surgery and my best ferret friend died.

This book sat on my desk for five weeks, glaring at me and daring me to read it. I didn’t want to. I was depressed and didn’t want to read about someone else’s troubles. Nevertheless, I finally forced myself to do so, and I’m glad I did. Her up-and-down story has a nice ending and reinforces the idea that there’s hope in perseverance.

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Bipolar Disorder: 6 Ways To Distinguish Between Yourself & Your Illness

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. “The problem with bipolar disorder is that it takes away our ability to see ourselves,” said Julie A. Fast, a bestselling author of books on bipolar disorder, including Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder and Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder. For instance, you might question whether the feelings you’re feeling are really… Continue Reading