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At the Bipolar Clinic & Research Program (BCRP), we have three missions: we are dedicated to providing quality clinical care, conducting clinically informative research, and educating our colleagues, our patients, as well as the greater community about bipolar disorder.
To join the BCRP's Volunteer Research Registry, e-mail your contact information to BCRPnewsletter@partners.org
-- Bipolar home page
-- Research studies
-- Understanding Bipolar disorder
The Mass General Bipolar Clinic and Research Program has assembled a list of recommended books on the subjects of bipolar depression, depression and mental illness. Below we have provided direct purchase links for Amazon.com. Please purchase these books and any Amazon items through this page, as the BCRP receives a portion of these sales. These proceeds will be used to help defray the cost of maintaining this website. Click on a book title below to link to Amazon.com for more detailed descriptions, synopses, reviews, and prices, or click on the author's name to search Amazon.com for books by that author.
Books by MGH Clinicians
Bipolar Disorder: Individual Memoirs
Bipolar Disorder: Clinical / Therapeutic
Depression: Individual Memoirs
Depression: Clinical / Therapeutic
Related Mental Health Topics
The Clinical Monitoring Form (CMF) is a tool for clinicians that streamlines the process of eliciting and recording basic information during routine follow-up visits from patients suffering from a mood disorder.
A Mood Chart is intended to provide a simple means of generating a graphic representation of your illness over the last month. Mood charting will allow you to systemically bring together important pieces of information such as medication levels, mood state, and major life events to see emerging patterns that otherwise might be difficult to discern.
A Treatment Contract is a document that you write while you are feeling well to plan for the times when you do not feel as well. It is written so you, your family, friends, and doctors can recognize your symptoms of illness and can comply with your wishes for treatment.
For screening assessments for depressive and manic symptoms, side effect monitoring, and substance abuse, check out the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) stable resource toolkit. This resource includes tools for individual use as well as for clinicians.
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