Books! Books! Books!

The advent of the internet and online information technology has made reading and writing more popular and widespread than ever before. And while some lament the short attention span and failed fact checking that it seems to have brought, the fact is, more books are being published now than at any time in history.

So whether you prefer to read a book with clicks or with pages, don’t deny yourself the pleasure of sitting down with a great, new book.
Since MoodSurfing is a site dedicated to living well with moods, we have a whole page of recommended titles on our Books Page. We have just reorganized and updated the Books page, so even if you’ve looked at it before, it’s worth another glance. One new feature is a section for books recommended by readers (of the blog) so if you’d like us to list your favorite book about bipolar or major depression, just post it in the comments section.

And since we do good work, we have no hesitation in recommending our own book: The Bipolar Disorder Workbook by Dr. Peter Forster and Gina Gregory.

The Bipolar Disorder Workbook is designed for people who have recently received a diagnosis of Bipolar I or 2 and are wondering where they need to go from here. It’s an easy-to-follow guide to the issues and questions you need to consider as you embark on learning to live with a chronic illness. It presents therapeutic ideas, tools, and techniques that draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The Bipolar Disorder Workbook will help you identify the patterns of your symptoms, increase the stability of your mood, and successfully manage your bipolar disorder or cyclothymia.