These are among the books we regard as most helpful to family and friends of people with bipolar disorder who are trying to understand the disorder, the behaviors that arise from it, and the often difficult path to finding effective treatment. The list is divided into four sections: The Short ListColateral DamageFrom the Front LinesUnderstanding and Coping and Children and Adolescents.

The reviews are not those of professional critics. The unsigned or uninitialed reviews are the opinions of the parent of an adult child diagonosed with Bipoar Disorder at the age of 20. Other reviews are provided by the BPSO webmaster, by interested members of the BPSO mailing list, or are summaries of list discussions about a particular book.

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