Book Release

Our medical director, Chris Aiken, has written a new self-help book on mood disorders with James Phelps. His coauthor helped popularize the spectrum approach to diagnosis, which suggests that there are many shades of gray between the black-and-white extremes of bipolar disorder and depression. Around 1 in 3 people with mood disorders fall into that spectrum, which includes those with bipolar-II and cyclothymia, and they usually don’t respond well to antidepressants.

The book offers practical guidance for managing mood disorders at work, school, and in relationships. It reviews lifestyle approaches to recovery and new medication options for people in the spectrum.

Purchase a copy at our office ($15) and we’ll donate the profits to Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). Also available through WW Norton and Amazon.

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“Perfect book for the patient. Great information and many pearls, including how to help your doctor help you. I highly recommend it.”
Robert M. Post, MD, Head, Bipolar Collaborative Network, former Chief of the National Institute of Health's Biological Psychiatry Branch

“An easy-to-read analysis... filled with pragmatic, valuable information...A remarkable addition to the growing genre of mental health [books].”
—Library Journal