Bipolar Disorder and Depression

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					  Bipolar Disorder and Depression (mostly WM 207 and WM 171)
         Resources in the Kreamer Family Resource Center

Books for teens and parents:
Albrecht—100 questions and answers about bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder
Anglada—Intense minds: through the eyes of young people with bipolar disorder
Barnard—Helping your depressed child
Cartwright-Halton—Coping with an anxious or depressed child
Dubuque—A parent’s survival guide to childhood depression
Evans—If your adolescent has depression or bipolar disorder
Fitzpatrick—Coping with depression in young people
Greenberg—Bipolar kids: helping your child find calm in the mood storm
Griffith—Will’s choice: a suicidal teen, a desperate mother, and a chronicle of recovery
Helping your troubled teen
Irwin—Monochrome days: a firsthand account of one teenager’s experience with depression
Jamieson—Mind race: a firsthand account of one teenager’s experience with bipolar
Koplewicz—More than moody: recognizing and treating adolescent depression
Kutscher—Kids in the syndrome mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, bipolar, and more!
Lombardo—Understanding the mind of your bipolar child
Lynn—Survival strategies for parenting children with bipolar disorder
Machoian—The disappearing girl: learning the language of teenage depression
Miller—The childhood depression sourcebook
Mondimore—Bipolar disorder
Morrison—Straight talk about your mental health
Naparstek—Is your child depressed?
Papolos—The bipolar child: the definitive and reassuring guide to childhood’s most
misunderstood disorder
Raeburn—Acquainted with the night: a parent’s quest to understand depression and bipolar
disorder in his children
Schliefer—Everything you need to know about teen suicide
Sones—Stop pretending: what happened when my big sister went crazy (personal narrative
told in poetry)
Thase—Beating the blues: new approaches to overcoming dysthymia and chronic mild
Truth about fear and depression
Waltz—Bipolar disorder
[reference] Hales—Caring for the mind: the comprehensive guide to mental health
(excellent chapters on bipolar disorder and depressive disorder)

Books for Children
Andrews—Why are you so sad? : a child’s book about parental depression (ages 3-8)
Anglada—Brandon and the bipolar bear: a story for children about bipolar disorder
Dubuque—Kid power tactics for dealing with depression
Hamilton—Sad days, glad days: a story about depression (about mother’s depression)

Depression and manic depression (28 min. VHS, 2001)
Teenage depression & suicide (23 min. VHS, 2004)

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Greater Kansas City (NAMI-KC)
Phone: 816-931-0030

Web Sites:
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Facts for Families (See Resources for Famiilies)
AACAP Facts for Families
(lots of online brochures available in English, Spanish, German, French, Polish and
MedlinePlus Health Topics: Bipolar Disorder (English, Spanish)
MedlinePlus Health Topics: Depression (English, Spanish, other languages)
MedlinePlus has health topics on many mental and neurological disorders such as child
mental health, teen mental health, schizophrenia, suicide, etc., and also has drug
information on psychiatric medications at
KidsHealth (many files on depression, suicide, other mental health conditions, written for
parents, teens, and children; some also in Spanish)
KidsHealth for Teens: Bipolar Disorder
KidsHealth for Kids: Bipolar Disorder
KidsHealth for Parents: Understanding Depression
KidsHealth for Teens: Depression
KidsHealth for Kids: Why am I so sad?
Child and Adolescent Mental Health (SAMHSA)
Bipolar Significant Others (good section on children & adolescents,
links to other websites about bipolar disorder)
Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
National Mental Health Association
International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred)
Healthy Roads Media : Stories of Depression (in pdf, audio, multimedia, online video)

These resources and others are available in the Kreamer Family Resource Center, ground
floor of the Sutherland Tower in Children's Mercy Hospital, or call 816-234-3900 to
arrange pick up from the Children's Mercy South Information desk. If you are not a
patient of Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics, books may be borrowed through Interlibrary
Loan: contact your local librarian to arrange this.
updated 10/3/2007

                      Kreamer Family Resource Center
                        Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
                                 2401 Gillham Road
                               Kansas City MO 64108