Write 'Bi-Polar Disorder' in a Google search and you will be inundated with results. The problem is that quantity is not necessarily quality. Having spent a great deal of time looking around the internet, the best site I have come across from the user/sufferer/family point of view is John McManamy's .

There is everything on John's site you could possibly need.  I am a great fan of John McManamy and no, I don't get a referral fee for saying this.


I also like the Psych Central website because the information it contains is comprehensive and it is written in clear language. There are self-'diagnosis' quizzes and an excellent library of further information and resources. You can find it here.


Aside from websites and the books that they list, there are also plenty of bi-polar books on - no need to tell you that I haven't read them all! Whatever book looks 'attractive' to you, I would encourage you to favour the books that enable you to 'have a look inside'. This way, you'll have a fair idea of the contents before ordering anything.

Incidentally, you will see that my own book is now available from Amazon! Because there are so many existing sources of information, please bear in mind that my book does not explain Bi-Polar Disorder nor does it point to existing resources - they are inspired by how BPD has affected me and what I have learnt from it.

I think that's probably all you need from me here, but do get in touch if there is other information you require.