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Biploar Disorder Center for Pennsylvanians (Formerly The Stanley Center for the Innovative Treatment of Bipolar Disorder)
web: Biploar Disorder Center for Pennsylvanians
Provides a collection of published materials on affective disorders.
PO Box 1022
London, UK, SE1 7QB
voice: 0171 721 7672 (answering machine only)
web: Depression Alliance
Depression Alliance is the largest charity in Britain that is run by and for sufferers of depression and their carers.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Formerly the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association
730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7224
voice: (800) 826-3632
web: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
60 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 404
Great Neck, New York 11021
voice: (516) 829-0091
toll free: Infoline: 1-800-829-8289
NARSAD is an organization which was formed from four major citizens' groups (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, National Mental Health Association, National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association and the Schizophrenia Research Foundation) in 1986. NARSAD raises and distributes funds for scientific research.
Highly Recommended Books on Amazon.com:The Antidepressant Sourcebook : A User's Guide for Patients and Families
Night Falls Fast : Understanding Suicide
Kay Redfield Jameson is an international expert on mood disorders. This is a great book.
Bipolar Disorder : A Guide for Patients and Families (Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)
An Unquiet Mind
Kay Redfield Jamison is a professor of psychiatry and an international authority on manic-depressive illness. She also suffers from manic-depressive illness. An Unquiet Mind was a pleasure to read - even entertaining. - C. J. Newton, CEO, Mir Internet Marketing, Inc.
The Life of a Bipolar Child: What Every Parent and Professional Needs to Know